Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00017 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium alpinum L.
Infraspecific    subsp. lanatum (Lam.) Ces.
Common name   alpine chickweed
J.G. Harris   1761  
Coll. Date 09 August 1983 

Locality Semermiut area S of Ilulissat (Jakobshavn).
     Elev.: 98 ft. (30 m.)
Habitat Notes heath tundra. 
Latitude Longitude 69° 12'  N, 51° 4'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Cerastium alpinum ssp. lanatum (Lam.) Aschers. & Graebn.

Common Name(s): alpine chickweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=523821, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00017s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00009s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00019 Alopecurus alpinus      "alpine foxtail" same section
00015 Antennaria ekmaniana      "Ekman's pussytoes" same section
01180 Arnica alpina     same section
00031 Campanula rotundifolia      "bluebell bellflower" same section
00028 Draba cinerea      "gray whitlow-cress" same section
00002 Eriophorum scheuchzeri      "white cottongrass" same section
00030 Pedicularis lanata      "woolly lousewort" same section
00034 Polygonum viviparum      "alpine bistort" same section
00033 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" same section
00020 Pyrola grandiflora      "large-flowered wintergreen" same section
00022 Salix arctica     same section
00010 Salix arctica     same section
00032 Saxifraga nivalis      "alpine saxifrage" same section
00029 Saxifraga tricuspidata      "three-toothed saxifrage" same section
00039 Stellaria longipes  var. monantha   "meadow starwort" same section
00006 Viscaria alpina     same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name


Taxon Links for species Cerastium alpinum  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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