Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00009 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium alpinum L.
Infraspecific    subsp. lanatum (Lam.) Ces.
Common name   alpine chickweed
J.G. Harris   1778  
Coll. Date 13 August 1983 

Locality Sondre Stromfjord area, on the hill below radar station.
Habitat Notes Salix-Betula community. 
Latitude Longitude 66° 59'  25" N, 50° 41'  9" 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: 00009s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00017s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00024 Arabis arenicola     same section
00014 Arenaria peploides  var. diffusa  same section
00008 Armeria scabra  subsp. sibirica  same section
00005 Artemisia borealis      "boreal wormwood" same section
00040 Betula nana      "dwarf birch" same section
06481 Braya linearis      "narrow-fruit northern rockcress" same section
12508 Braya linearis      "narrow-fruit northern rockcress" same section
06491 Braya linearis      "narrow-fruit northern rockcress" same section
06482 Braya linearis      "narrow-fruit northern rockcress" same section
12509 Braya linearis      "narrow-fruit northern rockcress" same section
00011 Calamagrostis neglecta     same section
00012 Campanula rotundifolia      "bluebell bellflower" same section
00023 Carex nardina      "spike sedge" same section
00035 Dryas integrifolia      "entireleaf mountain-avens" same section
00025 Elymus arenarius  subsp. mollis  same section
00016 Epilobium latifolium     same section
00004 Halimolobos mollis      "soft fissurewort" same section
00018 Juncus alpinus  subsp. nodulosus  same section
00003 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
00007 Lomatogonium rotatum      "marsh felwort" same section
00027 Melandrium triflorum     same section
00038 Poa glauca  subsp. glauca   "Greenland bluegrass" same section
00001 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" same section
00036 Rumex acetosella      "common sheep sorrel" same section
00013 Salix glauca  subsp. callicarpaea   "grayleaf willow" same section
00021 Salix glauca  subsp. callicarpaea   "grayleaf willow" same section
00037 Stellaria longipes  var. monantha   "meadow starwort" same section
00026 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 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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