Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13933 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium arvense L.
Infraspecific    subsp. strictum (L.) Ugbor. [invalid]
Common name   field chickweed
J.G. Harris   4675  
Coll. Date 15 July 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality near Utah County line, Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Nebo, along main ridge ca. 100 m SSW of summit;
     Elev.: 11841 ft. (3610 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone cliffs and scree; alpine tundra; 
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 39° 49'  16" N, 111° 45'  38" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes large perennial herb. 


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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00567s3.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12319 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1832 ft. N
13868 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" same section
13939 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" 1085 ft. N
12321 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Rocky Mountain windflower" same section
13871 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13855 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 2293 ft. N
13916 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" same section
04047 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" same section
12298 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" 314 ft. N
12338 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" 1.5 mi. NW
12318 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1832 ft. N
12337 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.5 mi. NW
00535 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.5 mi. SW
12329 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
13860 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 2293 ft. N
13926 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
13925 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
12313 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1832 ft. N
13861 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 2293 ft. N
00536 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.5 mi. SW
00534 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.5 mi. SW
13863 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 2293 ft. N
12304 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 314 ft. N
12323 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" same section
00524 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 1.5 mi. SW
13918 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
12299 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 314 ft. N
13870 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
04046 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
12327 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
13858 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2293 ft. N
12335 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.5 mi. NW
12334 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.5 mi. NW
00525 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.5 mi. SW
12330 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" same section
13945 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 1085 ft. N
13944 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" 1085 ft. N
13125 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 935 ft. N
13123 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 935 ft. N
13120 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.4 mi. N
13946 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1085 ft. N
13124 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.4 mi. N
12311 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 314 ft. N
12340 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.5 mi. NW
00530 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 1.5 mi. SW
13936 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  same section
13924 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
12305 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 314 ft. N
00533 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" 1.5 mi. SW
13943 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1085 ft. N
00529 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1.5 mi. SW
12310 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 314 ft. N
13931 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" same section
00519 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.5 mi. SW
12320 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1832 ft. N
13941 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 1085 ft. N
00522 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.5 mi. SW
13919 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
13864 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 2293 ft. N
00528 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1.5 mi. SW
12312 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" 1832 ft. N
12324 Lychnis drummondii     same section
12306 Minuartia nuttallii  subsp. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 314 ft. N
13872 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13934 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13935 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" same section
12315 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1832 ft. N
13867 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 2293 ft. N
00526 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.5 mi. SW
12317 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1832 ft. N
12333 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 1.5 mi. NW
13862 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 2293 ft. N
12326 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
12332 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.5 mi. NW
00598 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.5 mi. SW
12302 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 314 ft. N
13917 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" same section
13948 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.3 mi. N
12341 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.5 mi. NW
12314 Phacelia heterophylla      "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1832 ft. N
13875 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" same section
13928 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" same section
12339 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "King's bladderpod" 1.5 mi. NW
12331 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
13866 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 2293 ft. N
12322 Poa interior      "Greenland bluegrass" 314 ft. N
13923 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
12325 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
13859 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2293 ft. N
13937 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" 1085 ft. N
13938 Potentilla ovina  var. ovina   "sheep cinquefoil" 1085 ft. N
13857 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 2293 ft. N
13856 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" 2293 ft. N
13869 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
13874 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" same section
13920 Saxifraga cespitosa      "tufted saxifrage" same section
00521 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.5 mi. SW
13932 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
13873 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
12307 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 314 ft. N
00527 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.5 mi. SW
12308 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 314 ft. N
13922 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" same section
12309 Senecio werneriifolius  var. malmstenoides   "ashy groundsel" 314 ft. N
13927 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
12328 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
04097 Silene acaulis      "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
03964 Silene acaulis      "moss catchfly" same section
04081 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
12336 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.5 mi. NW
13947 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 1.3 mi. N
12316 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1832 ft. N
13921 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" same section
00520 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.5 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mount Nebo (Summit) Juab County, UT 256 ft. NE 11671  Mona 
Wasatch Range (Range) Juab County, UT 256 ft. NE 11671  Mona 
North Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1310 ft. S 11280  Mona 
Pole Canyon Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. N 9416  Mona 
South Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. W 10099  Mona 
Wolf Pass (Gap) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 10634  Nebo Basin 
Hell Hole Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 9895  Nebo Basin 
Middle Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 8977  Nebo Basin 
Mount Nebo Wilderness (Reserve) Juab County, UT 1.4 mi. N 8829  Mona 
North Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10995  Nebo Basin 
John Jones Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Mona 
Nebo Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 7523  Nebo Basin 
Nebo Basin Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 9229  Nebo Basin 
Nebo Bench (Bench) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 9229  Nebo Basin 
Middle Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 2.2 mi. S 8885  Mona 
Left Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Right Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Evans Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 8708  Nebo Basin 
Willow Trail (Trail) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. S 10375  Mona 
Gibson Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Nebo Basin 


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

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