Flora of China
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   5. Cerastium limprichtii  Pax & K. Hoffmann
椭圆叶卷耳   tuo yuan ye juan er


Herbs perennial, 10--15(--20) cm tall. Stems simple, spreading whitish pilose, distally glandular. Leaves elliptic, 5--7 × 2--4 mm, margin remotely ciliate, apex obtuse. Dichasium few flowered; bracts leaflike. Flowers 8--10 mm in diam.; pedicel ca. 1.5 cm, glandular. Sepals oblong, 4--5 mm, pilose, margin white, apex obtuse. Petals obovate, ca. 7 mm, glabrous, apex 2-lobed. Stamens 10. Styles 5. Capsule ca. 2 × as long as calyx. Fl. and fr. Jul--Sep.

* Forests, mountain slope grasslands and summit rocks, roadsides; 3000--3500 m. W Hebei (Xiaowutai Shan), S Shaanxi (Taibai Shan).