Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum

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Scientific Name Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Alpine Chickweed, Alpine Mouse-ear ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) efloras.org
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine. Open areas, rocky areas, hillsides, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial with weak stems 2 to 10 inches tall growing in patches.
Leaves: Narrow stem leaves are lanceolate to oblong, 1/4 to 1 inch long, deeply veined, with pointed tips and are somewhat hairy.
Inflorescence: Clusters of small white flowers atop somewhat hairy pedicels (small stems), each about 1/2-inch across with 5 deeply notched petals and yellow-green throat.
References: Decription adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com and www.efloras.org.
Colorado Status

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