Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare
Cerastium vulgatum L.
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
cerastium: From the Greek keras ‘horn’, referring to the seed capsules of some species looking like horns are they emerge from the calyx.
fontanum: From the Latin fons ‘fountain, spring’, means growing near springs or damp places