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Cerastium arvense L. ssp. strictum (L.) Ugborogho
Field chickweed



General Information
Symbol: CEARS2
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
SPM   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
Arizona"Arkansas"California"Colorado"Connecticut"DistrictIdaho"Illinois"Kentucky"Maine"Massachusetts"Mississippi"Montana"Nebraska"Nevada"NewNewNewNorthPennsylvania"RhodeSouthUtah"Vermont"Washington"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:

USA (AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT), DEN (GL), FRA (SPM)

Images

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CEAL6 Cerastium alsophilum Greene
CEAN Cerastium angustatum Greene
CEARA3 Cerastium arvense L. var. angustifolium Fenzl
CEARL Cerastium arvense L. var. latifolium Fenzl
CEARP2 Cerastium arvense L. var. purpurascens B. Boivin
CEARV5 Cerastium arvense L. var. viscidulum Gremli
CECA8 Cerastium campestre Greene
CECO5 Cerastium confertum Greene
CEEF Cerastium effusum Greene
CEEL Cerastium elongatum Pursh
CEGR9 Cerastium graminifolium Rydb.
CELA3 Cerastium latifolium L.
CENI4 Cerastium nitidum Greene
CEOC4 Cerastium occidentale Greene
CEOR5 Cerastium oreophilum Greene
CEPA15 Cerastium patulum Greene
CESC4 Cerastium scopulorum Greene
CESO5 Cerastium sonnei Greene
CEST3 Cerastium strictum L.
CESU4 Cerastium subulatum Greene
CETE6 Cerastium tenuifolium Pursh
CEVE7 Cerastium vestitum Greene

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Cerastium L. – mouse-ear chickweed
Species Cerastium arvense L. – field chickweed
Subspecies Cerastium arvense L. ssp. strictum (L.) Ugborogho – field chickweed

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover