60A74E27-EE1A-449C-BAD9-9D934E5C536B(small white blossoms to the right of the purple alpine daisy, Erigeron alpinus L.)


Common name: Mountain Chickweed

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Synonym/Basionym: Stellaria cerastoides L.



top: Thalle Valley, Central Karakoram. Specimens from Mir Khun slope. N Hewitt July 16, 2016; UTM coord Zone 43 Easting: 593174 Northing: 3920943 ; Latitude: 35.427557 deg; Longitude: 76.026416 deg

2nd, lower: Deosai plateau, northern edge; Exposed high alpine upper SE facing slope with frost churning and bare soil in clusters of daisy, lousewort and other species. ca 4300 m; July 28, 2016. Photos: N. Hewitt


Sources and additional resources:

GBIF Secretariat (2019). Cerastium cerastoides (L.) Britton in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-05-19.

Plant List: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2710156. For nomenclature. [accessed May 19, 2020]

Polunin, O. and A. Stainton (1999). Flowers of the Himalaya. Oxford University Press, Delhi. Entry 173 (p. 48).