Taxon  Report   9062    
Cerastium fontanum  Baumg.
Common mouse ear chickweed
Cerastium fontanum
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Cerastium fontanum
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Cerastium fontanum
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Cerastium fontanum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Cerastium fontanum
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Cerastium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Cerastium fontanum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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 19, 2019).