Taxon  Report   1872 
Cerastium fontanum  Baumg.  ssp. vulgare  (Hartman) Greuter & Burdet
Mouseear chickweed, big chickweed, common chickweed
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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 Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: meadows, disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Genus: Cerastium
Parent Record Cerastium fontanum.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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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
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 18, 2014).

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