Cerastium nigrescens

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeCerastiumCerastium nigrescens

Ecology

A tufted perennial herb confined to two adjacent hills on very exposed, sparsely-vegetated fell-field of shattered serpentine rock. Although it grows to an altitude of only 80 m, the habitat has many similarities to more montane communities.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Endemic.

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000457073

Atlas text references

Atlas (68a)
Jalas & Suominen (1983)
Scott W, Palmer R
1987.  The flowering plants and ferns of the Shetland Islands.
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.