Definition of Alpine mouse-ear
1. Noun. Widespread in the Arctic and on mountains in Europe.
Generic synonyms: Chickweed, Clammy Chickweed, Mouse Ear, Mouse Eared Chickweed, Mouse-ear Chickweed
Lexicographical Neighbors of Alpine Mouse-ear
Literary usage of Alpine mouse-ear
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants by William Withering, William Macgillivray (1837)
"alpine mouse-ear Chick-weed. Leaves elliptical, covered with long silky hairs, or nearly smooth ; panicle few-flowered ; capsule oblong, recurved. ..."
2. A flora of the English lake district by John Gilbert Baker (1885)
"Range i. C. Amongst the red sandstone quarries of Penrith Beacon. 250-300 yards.—(B.) 196. Cerastium alpinum, L. (alpine mouse-ear). Native. Highland type. ..."
3. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvement of the by William Withering (1830)
"E.) alpine mouse-ear CHICKWEED. Mountains and sides of rills, as on Snowdon, on the north side of y Wyddfa and Clogwyn dû 'г Arddu near ..."
4. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"The flower is described as very common in most counties of England, but the author does not find it so in Kent. It is rare in Scotland. The alpine mouse-ear ..."
5. British and Garden Botany: Consisting of Descriptions of the Flowering by Leo Hartley Grindon (1864)
"Stems 3—6 inches long or high, much branched at the lower part, prostrate or ascending; flowers few. Plant sub-glabrous or downy. 37. alpine mouse-ear. ..."
6. The English Lakes by Frederick Gaspard Brabant (1902)
"Other rare plants are Cerastium Alpinum (alpine mouse-ear), Thlaspi Alpestre, found on the precipices of Helvellyn, and Saussurea Alpina ..."