Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum

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Scientific Name Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum USDA PLANTS Symbol CEARS2
Common Name Alpine Chickweed, Alpine Mouse-ear ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 523825
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) efloras.org
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5200 to 14000 ft.); open areas, rocky areas, hillsides, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial with weak stems 2 to 8 inches tall growing in patches.
Leaves: Narrow stem leaves are linear or lanceolate to oblong, 1/4 to 1 inch long, deeply veined, with pointed tips; somewhat hairy.
Inflorescence: Clusters of small white flowers atop somewhat hairy pedicels, each about 1/2-inch across with 5 deeply notched petals and yellow-green throat; soft-hairy sepals.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SW Colorado Wildflowers and Flora of North America.
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