Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00945 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium arvense L.
Infraspecific    subsp. strictum Gaudin
Common name   field chickweed
J.G. Harris   2208  
Coll. Date 11 August 1989 
United States
Piute County
Locality Tushar Mountains, Mt. Belknap.
     Elev.: 9971 ft. (3040 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine scree slopes, igneous rock. 
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 38° 25'  35" N, 112° 24'  17" W
Township Range T27S, R5W, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Specimen Notes [axillary leaf tufts present, J.A. Alexander, November 2010] 


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):
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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.
01110 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
01095 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
01104 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" same section
00949 Castilleja parvula  var. parvula   "Tushar Range paintbrush" same section
01109 Epilobium angustifolium     same section
00947 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
00928 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" same section
01091 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" same section
00950 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
00948 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
00951 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
01108 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
01098 Senecio amplectens  var. holmii   "Holm's ragwort" same section
01097 Senecio amplectens  var. holmii   "Holm's ragwort" same section
01116 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" same section
01115 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" same section
01093 Solidago velutina      "three-nerved goldenrod" same section
00946 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
Mount Belknap (Summit) Piute County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 12022  Mount Belknap 
Big Meadow (Flat) Piute County, UT 1 mi. SE 9987  Mount Belknap 
Gold Mountain (Summit) Piute County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 11579  Mount Belknap 
Tushar Trail (Trail) Piute County, UT 1.2 mi. E 9971  Mount Belknap 
Pipeline Trail (Trail) Piute County, UT 1.9 mi. N 9574  Mount Belknap 
Bullion Pasture (Flat) Piute County, UT 2 mi. S 10847  Mount Belknap 
Snowslide Gulch (Valley) Piute County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Mount Brigham 
Blue Lake Dam (Dam) Beaver County, UT 2.3 mi. S 9791  Mount Belknap 
Blue Lake (Reservoir) Beaver County, UT 2.3 mi. S 9781  Mount Belknap 
Signal Peak (Summit) Piute County, UT 2.4 mi. N 11123  Mount Belknap 
North Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Mount Belknap 
Blue Lake Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Mount Belknap 
Mount Baldy (Summit) Beaver County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 12058  Mount Belknap 
East Fork Fish Creek (Stream) Piute County, UT 2.8 mi. NW   Mount Belknap 
Mud Lake (Lake) Beaver County, UT 3.2 mi. S 11018  Mount Belknap 
Copper Belt Peak (Summit) Piute County, UT 2.6 mi. E 11280  Mount Brigham 
Staley Pasture (Flat) Piute County, UT 3 mi. NE 9512  Mount Brigham 
Bullion Trail (Trail) Piute County, UT 3 mi. SE 9384  Mount Brigham 
Staley Pasture (Flat) Piute County, UT 3 mi. NE 9836  Mount Brigham 
Grasshopper Mine (Mine) Piute County, UT 3.5 mi. N 9827  Mount Belknap 


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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