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Field Chickweed - Cerastium arvense


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Perennial forming loose mats. Stems trailing or decumbent, branched above, 5–30 cm. Leaves lanceolate to oblong, 1–3 cm long with fascicled leaves below, Inflorescence glandular, several-flowered. Flowers: sepals 4–7 mm long; petals 6–10 mm long. Capsule 7–11 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies strictum Gaudin.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NM, NE, MN, and GA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 202

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Habitat
Grasslands, steppe, dry open forest, meadows, turf ; all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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