- Scientific Name: Cerastium furcatum Cham. & Schltdl.
- Ref: Linnaea 1:61. 1826
- English Common Name: forked mouse-ear chickweed
- Chinese Common Name: 缘毛卷耳 yuánmáo juǎn’ěr
- Family: Caryophyllaceae
- Genus: Cerastium
- Distribution: Forest margins, mountain valleys, hillsides and summits, meadows; 1200–3800 m. Gansu, Henan, S Jilin (Changbai Shan), Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [N Korea, E Russia].
- Photo: 07/14/2009, Mt. Taibai, Qinling
Herbs perennial, 15--55 cm tall. Stems caespitose or simple, suberect, villous, distally both villous and glandular pubescent. Basal leaves spatulate; cauline leaves ovate-lanceolate, 1--3 × 0.4--1.1 cm, base rounded or cuneate, apex obtuse or acute. Cyme spreading; bracts leaflike. Pedicel slender, 1--3.5 cm, densely pubescent and glandular pubescent, recurved in fruit. Sepals oblong-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, pubescent, margin broadly membranous. Petals oblong or obovate, 1.5--2 × as long as sepals, base ciliate, apex 2-lobed. Stamens sparsely villous. Styles 5. Capsule cylindric, ca. 2 × as long as calyx. Seeds brown, compressed globose, tuberculate. Fl. May--Aug, fr. Jul--Sep. (Flora of China)