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Cerastium brachypodum (A. Gray) B. L. Rob.
Synonym: Cerastium nutans
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb
Status: T

Included in C. nutans in Michigan Flora.

Limestone pavement (alvar); very local. Similar to C. nutans, but usually smaller.

In C. brachypodum, the pedicels, at least of the lowest flowers, are often ± reflexed from the base, while in C. nutans, the pedicels are usually erect to spreading, with a bend at the apex producing the nodding capsule.


Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 31, 2023.