Taxon  Report   1869    
Cerastium arvense  L.
Field chickweed,  Meadow chickweed
Cerastium arvense
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cerastium arvense
© 2018 Adam Chasey
Cerastium arvense
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cerastium arvense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cerastium arvense
© 2016 stephen rosenthal
Genus: Cerastium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2.1; (weak indicator)

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Cerastium arvense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).