Flora of China
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   97. Arenaria fimbriata  Mattfeld
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Cerastium fimbriatum E. Pritzel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 320. 1900, not Ledebour (1815).


Herbs. Roots spinose. Stems simple or sometimes branched at base, often violet, 10--25 cm, white villous or black glandular lanate. Proximal cauline leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, slightly fleshy. Distal cauline leaf blade orbicular-lanceolate or orbicular-elliptic, 0.8--2 cm × 2--7 mm, slightly fleshy, sparsely white villous, base cuneate, apex acute. Cymes 3--5-flowered; bracts herbaceous. Pedicel 1.5--4.5 cm, villous or glandular hairy. Sepals 5, white, lanceolate, 5--7 mm, villous or glandular hairy, margin narrowly membranous, apex excurved, acute. Petals 5, white, obovate-elliptic, ca. 2 × as long as sepals, apex fimbriate toothed. Stamens 10; filaments ca. 6 mm; anthers yellow. Ovary ovoid; ovules numerous. Styles 2, linear. Capsule equaling or longer than persistent sepals, apex 4-toothed. Seeds brown, depressed triangular-globose, ca. 2 mm, smooth or with curls. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Forests, mountain grasslands; 3000--4000 m. SE Gansu, Shaanxi.