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Cerastium arcticum Lange
mouse-ear chickweed

General Information
Symbol: CEAR16
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:




Symbol Scientific Name
CEALU Cerastium alpinum L. var. uniflorum Durand
CEARH Cerastium arcticum Lange ssp. hyperboreum (Tolm.) Böcher
CEARP4 Cerastium arcticum Lange var. procerum (Lange) Hultén
CEARP5 Cerastium arcticum Lange ssp. procerum (Lange) Böcher
CEARV9 Cerastium arcticum Lange var. vestitum Hultén
CEHY3 Cerastium hyperboreum Tolm.
CENIA2 Cerastium nigrescens (H.C. Watson) Edmondston ex H.C. Watson ssp. arcticum (Lange) P.S. Lusby


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Cerastium L. – mouse-ear chickweed
Species Cerastium arcticum Lange – mouse-ear chickweed

Subordinate Taxa

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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