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Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
COMMON MOUSE-EAR
Cerastium vulgatum sensu L(1759), non L(1755)Common mouse-ear chickweed

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Cerastium fontanum, Mouse-ear Chickweed
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Cerastium fontanum, Mouse-ear Chickweed

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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Cerastium fontanum, whole plant - in flower - general view

Cerastium fontanum, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Cerastium fontanum, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
Cerastium fontanum, leaf - on upper stem
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Cerastium fontanum, leaf - on upper stem

Cerastium fontanum, stem - showing leaf bases
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Cerastium fontanum, stem - showing leaf bases
Cerastium fontanum
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Cerastium fontanum

Cerastium fontanum
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Cerastium fontanum
Cerastium fontanum
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Cerastium fontanum

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena nasonii @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Andrena vicina @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ramularia alborosella @ BPI (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Melampsorella caryophyllacearum @ BPI (1)
_  Fabraea cerastiorum @ BPI (1)

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Cerastium fontanum Baumg. ( Cerastium vulgatum ) Mouse-ear Chickweed
Caryophyllaceae — Pink family
Non-native
Cerastium fontanum
Bellevue State Park
May 2001 Cerastium fontanum Cerastium fontanum
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
October 2015

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Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
common mouse-ear chickweed


General Information
Symbol: CEFO2
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Biennial
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
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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 fontanum Baumg. – common mouse-ear chickweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Cerastium fontanum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Cerastium fontanum</i>
Baumg. ssp. <i>
fontanum </i>
Cerastium fontanum ssp. fontanum
common mouse-ear chickweed Distribution of <i>
Cerastium fontanum</i>
Baumg. ssp. <i>
vulgare</i>
(Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
big chickweed

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U.S. Weed Information
Cerastium fontanum mouse-ear chickweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.

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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Big Chickweed
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Big Chickweed
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Big Chickweed
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Big Chickweed
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© 2004 Steve Matson

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Big Chickweed
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© 2004 Steve Matson

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Big Chickweed
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1555 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-eared Chickweed
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© 2009 Barry Breckling

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-eared Chickweed
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© 2009 Barry Breckling

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-eared Chickweed
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-eared Chickweed
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© 2013 Barry Breckling

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Perennial Mouse-ear Chickweed
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© 2013 Vernon Smith

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-ear Chickweed
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© 2014 Jean Pawek

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-ear Chickweed
ID: 0000 0000 0614 0190 [detail]
© 2014 Jean Pawek

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-ear Chickweed
ID: 0000 0000 0614 0193 [detail]
© 2014 Jean Pawek

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Common Mouse-ear Chickweed
ID: 0000 0000 0815 2666 [detail]
© 2015 Debra L. Cook

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
ID: 0000 0000 0116 1980 [detail]
© 2016 John Doyen

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
ID: 0000 0000 0116 1981 [detail]
© 2016 John Doyen

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
ID: 0000 0000 0116 1982 [detail]
© 2016 John Doyen

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
ID: 0000 0000 0116 1983 [detail]
© 2016 John Doyen

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
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