Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cerastium arvense L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Caryophyllaceae
Cerastium arvense L.
field chickweed, starry grasswort
Cerastium: from Greek keras, "a horn," referring to the shape of the seed capsule
arvense: of planted fields
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-16" tall forb, branched, often matting at the base
Flower: white with a green center, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, petals 2-lobed and 2-3 times longer than the sepals; flower drawing inflorescence a terminal, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:cylindrical capsule
Leaf:mostly linear, stalkless
Habitat: disturbed sites, prairies; in gravelly, rocky, sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
(for other synonyms - see the subspecies)
Cerastium alsophilum Greene
Cerastium angustatum Greene
Cerastium arvense L. f. oblongifolium (Torr.) Pennell
Cerastium arvense L. var. angustifolium Fenzl
Cerastium arvense L. var. latifolium Fenzl
Cerastium arvense L. var. purpurascens B.Boivin
Cerastium arvense L. var. villosum (Muhl. ex Darl.) Hollick & Britton
Cerastium arvense L. 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 oblongifolium Torr.
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
Cerastium villosum Muhl. ex Darl.

         
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