Cerastium brachypodum

Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
SpeciesCerastium brachypodum (Engelm. ex A. Gray) B. L. Rob.
Common NameShortstalk Chickweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 1.2
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Cerastium brachypodum var. compactum Cerastium brachypodum var. compactum B.L. Robins.
Cerastium nutans var. brachypodum Cerastium nutans var. brachypodum Engelm. ex A. Gray

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Todd (KY), Cheatham (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Montgomery (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MEM, MTSU, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1940 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0027670 Davidson Tennessee
Cerastium brachypodum
APSC0019556 Montgomery Tennessee 08 May 1968 Edward Chester
Cerastium brachypodum
MEM018275 Lauderdale Tennessee 26 Mar 1972 Patrick Keiran
Cerastium brachypodum
APSC0051660 Todd Kentucky 01 May 2009 Dwayne Estes
Cerastium brachypodum
MTSU022518 Cheatham Tennessee 03 May 1940 Fount R. Love
Cerastium brachypodum
UOS02034 Franklin Tennessee 19 May 1968 Gallager
Cerastium brachypodum
UOS02029 Franklin Tennessee 13 Apr 1971 Craig A. Sinclair
Cerastium brachypodum
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