Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12304 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium arvense L.
Infraspecific    subsp. strictum (L.) Ugbor. [invalid]
Common name   field chickweed
James G. Harris   4341  
   with Melinda W. Harris
Coll. Date 10 August 2006 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mount Nebo, summit and nearby ridges, along the Juab County line;
     Elev.: 11923 ft. (3635 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone cliffs, crevices 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'  19" N, 111° 45'  37" 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 [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):
specimen image: 12304s2.jpg specimen image: 12304a1.jpg specimen image: 12304b1.jpg

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.
12319 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1529 ft. N
13939 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" 774 ft. N
13868 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" same section
12321 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Rocky Mountain windflower" same section
13871 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
04047 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 1 mi. S
13855 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 2022 ft. N
13916 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 314 ft. S
12298 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" same section
12338 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" 1.5 mi. NW
12318 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1529 ft. N
12337 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.5 mi. NW
00535 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.6 mi. SW
12329 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
13926 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 314 ft. S
13860 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 2022 ft. N
13861 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 2022 ft. N
12313 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1529 ft. N
13925 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 314 ft. S
00536 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.6 mi. SW
00534 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.6 mi. SW
13933 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 314 ft. S
13863 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 2022 ft. N
12323 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" same section
00524 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 1.6 mi. SW
04046 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1 mi. S
13918 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 314 ft. S
13870 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
12299 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
12327 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
13858 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2022 ft. N
12334 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.5 mi. NW
12335 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.5 mi. NW
00525 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.6 mi. SW
13945 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 774 ft. N
12330 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" same section
13944 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" 774 ft. N
13125 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 638 ft. NW
13120 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. N
12311 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" same section
13946 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 774 ft. N
13124 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.4 mi. N
13123 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 638 ft. NW
12340 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.5 mi. NW
00530 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 1.6 mi. SW
13936 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  314 ft. S
12305 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
13924 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 314 ft. S
00533 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" 1.6 mi. SW
13943 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 774 ft. N
12310 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" same section
13931 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 314 ft. S
00529 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. SW
00519 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.6 mi. SW
12320 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1529 ft. N
13941 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 774 ft. N
00522 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.6 mi. SW
13864 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 2022 ft. N
13919 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 314 ft. S
00528 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1.6 mi. SW
12312 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" 1529 ft. N
12324 Lychnis drummondii     same section
12306 Minuartia nuttallii  subsp. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13934 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 314 ft. S
13872 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13935 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" 314 ft. S
12315 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1529 ft. N
13867 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 2022 ft. N
00526 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.6 mi. SW
12317 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1529 ft. N
13862 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 2022 ft. N
12333 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 1.5 mi. NW
12326 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
00598 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.6 mi. SW
12332 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.5 mi. NW
13917 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 314 ft. S
12302 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" same section
13948 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. N
12341 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.5 mi. NW
12314 Phacelia heterophylla      "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1529 ft. N
12339 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "King's bladderpod" 1.5 mi. NW
13928 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" 314 ft. S
13875 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" same section
12331 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
13866 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 2022 ft. N
12322 Poa interior      "Greenland bluegrass" same section
12325 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
13859 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2022 ft. N
13923 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 314 ft. S
13937 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" 774 ft. N
13938 Potentilla ovina  var. ovina   "sheep cinquefoil" 774 ft. N
13857 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 2022 ft. N
13856 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" 2022 ft. N
13869 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
13874 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" same section
13920 Saxifraga cespitosa      "tufted saxifrage" 314 ft. S
00521 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.6 mi. SW
13873 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
13932 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" 314 ft. S
00527 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.6 mi. SW
12307 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" same section
13922 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 314 ft. S
12308 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" same section
12309 Senecio werneriifolius  var. malmstenoides   "ashy groundsel" same section
12328 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
13927 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 314 ft. S
04097 Silene acaulis      "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1 mi. S
03964 Silene acaulis      "moss catchfly" 1 mi. S
04081 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1 mi. S
12336 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.5 mi. NW
13947 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 1.2 mi. N
12316 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1529 ft. N
13921 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 314 ft. S
00520 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.6 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 152 ft. SE 11671  Mona 
Wasatch Range (Range) Juab County, UT 152 ft. SE 11671  Mona 
North Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1622 ft. S 11280  Mona 
Pole Canyon Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. N 9416  Mona 
Wolf Pass (Gap) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 10634  Nebo Basin 
Hell Hole Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 9895  Nebo Basin 
South Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 10099  Mona 
Middle Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 8977  Nebo Basin 
Mount Nebo Wilderness (Reserve) Juab County, UT 1.3 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 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 
Nebo Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 7523  Nebo Basin 
Middle Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. S 8885  Mona 
Evans Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 8708  Nebo Basin 
Left Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Right Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Gibson Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Willow Trail (Trail) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. S 10375  Mona 


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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