Taxon  Report   1869 
Cerastium arvense  L.
field chickweed,  meadow chickweed
Cerastium arvense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
 

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Cerastium arvense
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Cerastium arvense
© 2008 Keir Morse
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.1 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Cerastium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
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USDA PLANTS Profile (CEAR4)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2014).

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