Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07492 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
Infraspecific    subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
Common name   big mouse-ear chickweed
Donna M. Barnes   2723  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 24 June 2002 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality Raft River Mountains, Clear Creek Road, ca. 13 miles from hwy 30 [FR001, ca. 1 road mile E of Clear Creek Campground];
     Elev.: 6264 ft. (1910 m.)
Habitat Notes along stream banks and dry upland area. 
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 41° 57'  9" N, 113° 18'  27" 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.


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

     Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (Hartman) Greuter & Burdet

     Cerastium adsurgens Greene
     Cerastium fontanum ssp. holosteoides auct. non (Fries) Salman, van Ommering & de Voogd
     Cerastium fontanum ssp. triviale (Link) Jalas
     Cerastium holosteoides auct. non Fries
     Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare (Hartman) Hyl.
     Cerastium triviale Link
     Cerastium vulgatum L. 1762, non 1755
     Cerastium vulgatum L. 1762, non 1755
     Cerastium vulgatum var. hirsutum Fries
     Cerastium vulgatum var. holosteoides auct. non (Fries) Wahlenb.

Common Name(s): big chickweed, common mouse-ear chickweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=523831, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07492s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04466s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04873s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04949s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07468s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07861s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07896s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 12807s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07474 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
07497 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
07504 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
07495 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" same section
07470 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" same section
07468 Cerastium fontanum  subsp. vulgare   "big mouse-ear chickweed" same section
07503 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
07502 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. majus   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
07473 Koeleria macrantha      "prairie Junegrass" same section
07472 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" same section
07475 Lomatium triternatum  subsp. platycarpum   "Great Basin desert parsley" same section
07496 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
07500 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
07501 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
07493 Montia perfoliata  var. perfoliata  same section
07476 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
07471 Penstemon rydbergii  var. rydbergii   "Rydberg's beardtongue" same section
07469 Poa annua      "annual bluegrass" same section
07498 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
07477 Ranunculus macounii      "Macoun's buttercup" same section
07478 Ranunculus sceleratus  var. multifidus   "blister buttercup" same section
07479 Rumex occidentalis     same section
07467 Senecio pauperculus      "balsam groundsel" same section
07499 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" same section
07494 Trifolium repens      "white clover" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Rosevere Fork (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 2532 ft. W   Rosevere Point 
Clear Creek Campground (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 2965 ft. W 6247  Rosevere Point 
Italian Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 0.9 mi. NE   Rosevere Point 
Bull Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 1.1 mi. SW   Rosevere Point 
Lake Fork (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 1.3 mi. SW   Rosevere Point 
Clear Creek Campground (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 1.5 mi. W 6667  Rosevere Point 
Water Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Rosevere Point 
Right Fork Clear Creek (Arroyo) Box Elder County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Standrod 
Right Fork Clear Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 2.2 mi. W   Standrod 
Clear Creek (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 5640  Rosevere Point 
Jim Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 2.5 mi. NE   Rosevere Point 
Rosevere Point (Cliff) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. SW 8911  Rosevere Point 
Clear Creek Cemetery (Cemetery) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. NE 5502  Rosevere Point 
Hidden Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 8075  Rosevere Point 
Birch Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.6 mi. E 6585  Rosevere Point 
Hidden Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 7733  Rosevere Point 
Birch Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.8 mi. E 6667  Rosevere Point 
Pinnacle (Pillar) Box Elder County, UT 3.1 mi. W 8035  Rosevere Point 
Bull Lake (Reservoir) Box Elder County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 9239  Rosevere Point 
Bull Flat (Flat) Box Elder County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 9206  Rosevere Point 


Taxon Links for species Cerastium fontanum  Baumg.

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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