Taxon  Report   1872 
Cerastium fontanum  Baumg.  ssp. vulgare  (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
Big chickweed,  Common chickweed, Mouseear chickweed
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
© 2003 Steve Matson
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Cerastium
Parent Record Cerastium fontanum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: meadows, disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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PLANTS: Cerastium adsurgens
PLANTS: Cerastium fontanum ssp. holosteoides
PLANTS: Cerastium fontanum ssp. triviale
PLANTS: Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare
PLANTS: Cerastium holosteoides
PLANTS: Cerastium triviale
PLANTS: Cerastium vulgatum var. hirsutum
PLANTS: Cerastium vulgatum var. holosteoides
PLANTS: Cerastium vulgatum
More information about  Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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