Cerastium x symei   Hybrid Mouse-ear C? DD N

Cerastium x symei

This plant occurs at about 3,000 feet and is a hybrid between the Alpine Mouse-ear (Cerastium alpinum) and Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum). It has a combination of characters and grows near C. alpinum although I haven't seen any obvious C. fontanum nearby. It is sterile so doesn't spread and my guess is that it should be classified as rarer than C. alpinum which is Rare.

It is known, with no recent records, from only a few sites in the central highland of Scotland.

Cerastium alpinum
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Side of Beinn Ghlas 11th July 2005

Added on September 20th 2005, updated 27th November 2008, updated 12th March 2010

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