Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07861 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
Infraspecific    subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
Common name   big mouse-ear chickweed
Donna M. Barnes   3069  
   with K.J. Barnes
Coll. Date 07 August 2002 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality [Mill Hollow Creek], N of Mill Hollow Reservoir;
     Elev.: 8754 ft. (2669 m.)
Habitat Notes Phalaris-willow community, wet stream bank. 
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 40° 29'  31" N, 111° 6'  5" 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: 07861s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07889 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" 1.4 mi. SE
07892 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 1.4 mi. SE
07871 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
07860 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" same section
07858 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
07870 Catabrosa aquatica      "water whorl grass" same section
07894 Chenopodium glaucum  var. salinum  1.4 mi. SE
07856 Cirsium arvense      "Canada thistle" same section
07857 Cirsium pulcherrimum      "Wyoming thistle" same section
07888 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.4 mi. SE
07893 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" 1.4 mi. SE
07887 Epilobium alpinum  var. alpinum  1.4 mi. SE
07867 Galium multiflorum  var. multiflorum  same section
07868 Gayophytum diffusum      "spreading groundsmoke" same section
07874 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" same section
07859 Juncus ensifolius  var. montanus  same section
05323 Lepidium campestre      "field pepperwort" 1.4 mi. SE
05318 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" 1.4 mi. SE
07876 Marchantia polymorpha     same section
07890 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" 1.4 mi. SE
07872 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" same section
07891 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.4 mi. SE
07885 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.4 mi. SE
05321 Ranunculus alismifolius      "plantain-leaf buttercup" 1.4 mi. SE
05320 Ranunculus cardiophyllus      "heart-leaf buttercup" 1.4 mi. SE
07886 Ranunculus inamoenus      "graceful buttercup" 1.4 mi. SE
07862 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" same section
07863 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" same section
07864 Senecio crocatus      "saffron ragwort" same section
07884 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.4 mi. SE
07873 Stellaria umbellata      "umbrella starwort" same section
07869 Symphoricarpos oreophilus  var. utahensis   "Utah snowberry" same section
07865 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. parryi   "Parry's aster" same section
07882 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 1.4 mi. SE
07866 Trifolium repens      "white clover" same section
07883 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1.4 mi. SE
07875 Veronica americana      "American speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mill Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 698 ft. W 8806  Wolf Creek Summit 
Mill Hollow Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 749 ft. W 8836  Wolf Creek Summit 
Mill Hollow Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1188 ft. SW 8898  Wolf Creek Summit 
Campbell Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. E   Wolf Creek Summit 
East Fork Mill Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. E   Wolf Creek Summit 
Mill Hollow Guard Station (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. E 8511  Wolf Creek Summit 
Mill Hollow Granite School Center (School) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 8869  Wolf Creek Summit 
Duchesne Ridge (Ridge) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9666  Wolf Creek Summit 
Yellow Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. S 9761  Wolf Creek Summit 
Willow Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Soapstone Basin 
Sandstone Basin (Basin) Wasatch County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 9256  Wolf Creek Summit 
Mill Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Heber Mountain 
Shale Ridge (Ridge) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. S 9669  Wolf Creek Summit 
Bone Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Soapstone Basin 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. NE   Soapstone Basin 
Corral Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.2 mi. S   Wolf Creek Summit 
Littles Fork Trail (Trail) Wasatch County, UT 3.2 mi. N 7530  Soapstone Basin 
Camp Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Wolf Creek Summit 
Iron Mine Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Soapstone Basin 
Lake Fork (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Heber Mountain 


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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