Cerastium arvense L.
Family: Caryophyllaceae
field chickweed, field mouse-ear chickweed, starry grasswort
Cerastium arvense image
Steve C. Garske  
Etymology: Cerastium: from Greek keras, "a horn," referring to the shape of the seed capsule
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-16" tall forb, branched, often matting at the base
Leaves: mostly linear, stalkless
Flowers: white with a green center, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, petals 2-lobed and 2-3 times longer than the sepals; flower drawing inflorescence a terminal, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: cylindrical capsule
Habitat: disturbed sites, prairies; in gravelly, rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available