Cerastium nutans var. nutans
Family: Caryophyllaceae
nodding chickweed, nodding mouse-ear chickweed
Etymology: Cerastium: from Greek keras, "a horn," referring to the shape of the seed capsule
Plants: annual/perennial, 4"-18" tall forb, softer, leafier than non-natives and with sticky hairs
Leaves: narrow
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, stalked; petal 2-lobed; blunt sepals often with gland-tipped hairs; flower drawing inflorescence a more or less open, terminal, branched cluster (cyme); blooms April-July
Fruits: cylindrical capsule
Habitat: woods, openings
Conservation Status: Native