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Cerastium arcticum Lange
mouse-ear chickweed

General Information
Symbol: CEAR16
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
CEALU Cerastium alpinum L. var. uniflorum Durand
CEARH Cerastium arcticum Lange ssp. hyperboreum (Tolm.) Böcher
CEARP5 Cerastium arcticum Lange ssp. procerum (Lange) Böcher
CEARP4 Cerastium arcticum Lange var. procerum (Lange) Hultén
CEARV9 Cerastium arcticum Lange var. vestitum Hultén
CEHY3 Cerastium hyperboreum Tolm.
CENIA2 Cerastium nigrescens (H.C. Watson) Edmondston ex H.C. Watson ssp. arcticum (Lange) P.S. Lusby


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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 arcticum Lange – mouse-ear chickweed

Subordinate Taxa

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover