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Shortstalk Chickweed - Cerastium brachypodum
Other Names:  Cerastium nutans var. brachypodum

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 4


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General Description
Annuals up to 35 cm tall; short glandular-pubescent above; stems single or branching from base. Leaves mostly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, the lower ones sometimes ovate to obovate, 5-30 mm long. Flowers in compact to open dichasial cymes (or rarely solitary), typically clustered at tips of branches. Sepals lanceolate, 3-4.5 mm long, glandular or glabrate, herbaceous or narrowly scarious-margined; petals shorter than to twice as long as sepals or absent. Capsules 6-12 mm long, straight or upcurved (adapted from: Larson, 1986, in Flora of the Great Plains).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA, OR and NV east to MI, VA, south to AZ, TX and GA (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Dry or wet grasslands, open areas, roadsides and disturbed areas; often where rocky or sandy (Larson, 1986, Flora of the Great Plains).

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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