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Cerastium glomeratum

Basic information
Scientific name Cerastium glomeratum

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Common names Sticky chickweed,Mouse-ear chickweed, Glomerate mouse-ear
Higher taxon Caryophyllaceae, Caryophyllales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Farm area, riverside, roadside, vacancy, around montane area, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hokkaido, Honshu, and Shikoku Islands. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record was in 1910s at Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.
Route Accidental: Details unknown.
Impact Competition with native plants and crops. Parasite insects and viruses
Affected organism: Native plants (such as Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare var. angustifolium), crops, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Asia, N Africa, Oceania, N and S America.
Reference Notes
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo (in Chn and Eng)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1982) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [II]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.