Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12408 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium arvense L.
Infraspecific    subsp. strictum (L.) Ugbor. [invalid]
Common name   field chickweed
R.L. Hartman   32019  
Coll. Date 09 May 1992 
United States
Lincoln County
Locality Salt River Range, Star Hill, 1 mile ENE of Afton center, N side of Swift Creek.
     Elev.: 7000 ft. (2134 m.)
Habitat Notes mostly herb community, scattered juniper, some patches of Acer grandidentatum, Douglas fir, south exposure. 
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 42° 43'  48" N, 110° 54'  26" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum (L.) Ugborogho

     Cerastium alsophilum Greene
     Cerastium angustatum Greene
     Cerastium arvense var. angustifolium Fenzl
     Cerastium arvense var. latifolium Fenzl
     Cerastium arvense var. purpurascens Boivin
     Cerastium arvense var. viscidulum Gremli
     Cerastium campestre Greene
     Cerastium confertum Greene
     Cerastium effusum Greene
     Cerastium elongatum Pursh
     Cerastium graminifolium Rydb.
     Cerastium latifolium Fenzl
     Cerastium nitidum Greene
     Cerastium occidentale Greene
     Cerastium oreophilum Greene
     Cerastium patulum Greene
     Cerastium scopulorum Greene
     Cerastium sonnei Greene
     Cerastium strictum L.
     Cerastium subulatum Greene
     Cerastium tenuifolium Pursh
     Cerastium vestitum Greene

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=523825, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12408s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 12304s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 15720s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Landmark Star Tower (Tower) Lincoln County, WY 1274 ft. W 7048  Afton 
Swift Creek Lake (Reservoir) Lincoln County, WY 1891 ft. S 6395  Afton 
Swift Creek Campground (Locale) Lincoln County, WY 2210 ft. SE 6457  Afton 
Afton Electric Dam (Dam) Lincoln County, WY 2314 ft. SW 6385  Afton 
Afton Electric Reservoir (Reservoir) Lincoln County, WY 2314 ft. SW 6385  Afton 
Scout Canyon (Valley) Lincoln County, WY 0.6 mi. E   Afton 
Red Hollow (Valley) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. N   Afton 
Graveyard Canyon (Valley) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. SW   Afton 
Star Valley High School (School) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. W 6280  Afton 
Star Valley Junior High School (School) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. W 6273  Afton 
Afton Cemetery (Cemetery) Lincoln County, WY 1.2 mi. SW 6352  Afton 
Swift Creek Area Mine (Mine) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. W 6254  Afton 
Star Valley Elementary School (School) Lincoln County, WY 1.1 mi. W 6267  Afton 
Star Valley Latter Day Saints Hospital (Hospital) Lincoln County, WY 1.1 mi. W 6260  Afton 
Y Canyon (Valley) Lincoln County, WY 1.2 mi. NE   Red Top Mountain 
Hale Canyon (Valley) Lincoln County, WY 1.5 mi. SW   Afton 
Afton (Populated Place) Lincoln County, WY 1.3 mi. W 6247  Afton 
Star Valley High School (School) Lincoln County, WY 1.3 mi. W 6247  Afton 
Star Valley Junior High School (School) Lincoln County, WY 1.3 mi. W 6247  Afton 
Afton School (School) Lincoln County, WY 1.3 mi. W 6247  Afton 


Taxon Links for species Cerastium arvense  L.

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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