Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04466 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
Infraspecific    subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
Common name   big mouse-ear chickweed
K.T. Harper   s.n.  
   with D. Carter, D.M. Barnes, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 26 July 2000 
United States
San Juan
Locality Elk Ridge Road (FR 088), Gooseberry Guard Station, in pond S of station;
     Elev.: 8739 ft. (2664 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon, ponderosa pine, aspen; wet pond margin. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 48'  N, 109° 46'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (Hartman) Greuter & Burdet

     Cerastium adsurgens Greene
     Cerastium fontanum ssp. holosteoides auct. non (Fries) Salman, van Ommering & de Voogd
     Cerastium fontanum ssp. triviale (Link) Jalas
     Cerastium holosteoides auct. non Fries
     Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare (Hartman) Hyl.
     Cerastium triviale Link
     Cerastium vulgatum L. 1762, non 1755
     Cerastium vulgatum L. 1762, non 1755
     Cerastium vulgatum var. hirsutum Fries
     Cerastium vulgatum var. holosteoides auct. non (Fries) Wahlenb.

Common Name(s): big chickweed, common mouse-ear chickweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=523831, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Cerastium
                                        Species: Cerastium fontanum
                                            Subspecies: Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04466s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04873s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04949s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07468s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07492s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07861s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07896s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 12807s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04473 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" same section
04465 Mentha arvensis      "wild mint" same section
04481 Polygonum persicaria      "spotted ladysthumb" same section
04491 Pterospora andromedea      "woodland pinedrops" 1.2 mi. S
04474 Symphyotrichum spathulatum      "western mountain aster" same section
04528 Utricularia vulgaris     same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Poso Pasture (Flat) San Juan County, UT 0.6 mi. W 8488  Poison Canyon 
Duck Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 0.9 mi. N 8698  Poison Canyon 
Duck Lake Point of Interest (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1.1 mi. N 8708  Poison Canyon 
North Elk Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 1.2 mi. N 8770  Poison Canyon 
Gooseberry Ranger Station (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. N 8537  Poison Canyon 
Redd Pasture (Flat) San Juan County, UT 1.3 mi. W 8540  Poison Canyon 
North Notch Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. S 8550  Poison Canyon 
Chimney Park (Flat) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. S 7753  Poison Canyon 
Chimney Park (Area) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. S 7356  Poison Canyon 
Sego Flat (Flat) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. N 8750  Poison Canyon 
Sego Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. N 8741  Poison Canyon 
Black Bean Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. E 6683  Chippean Rocks 
Deadman Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. W 8695  Poison Canyon 
Horse Flat (Flat) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. SE 7123  Chippean Rocks 
Round Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. N 8419  Chippean Rocks 
The Notch (Gap) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. S 7491  Kigalia Point 
Avalanche Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. E 6713  Chippean Rocks 
Drift Trail Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. SW   Poison Canyon 
Reef of Rocks (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. E 7855  Chippean Rocks 
Scorup Cabin Point of Interest (Locale) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 7261  Poison Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Cerastium fontanum  Baumg.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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