|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Caryophyllaceae||Pink or carnation family|
|Genus||Cerastium||From the Greek keras, “a horn,” referring to the shape of the seed capsule|
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Cerastium fontanum description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.
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5/23/2021 · Tom and Susan’s, Highland Green, Topsham, Maine
≈ 3 × 4½" (8.4 × 11 cm)