Cerastium arvense

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusCerastium
SpeciesCerastium arvense L.
Common NameAcker-Hornkraut, field chickweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 4.4
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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.

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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Cerastium arvense var. strictum Cerastium arvense var. strictum

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: Hickman (KY), Jessamine (KY), Menifee (KY), Hamilton (TN), Maury (TN), Rutherford (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: HTTU, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 1992

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MDKY00008885 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium arvense
TENN-V-0092811 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium arvense
TENN-V-0092845 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Cerastium arvense
HTTU013939 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Cerastium arvense
HTTU013938 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium arvense
MTSU022517 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1980 Beatrice Twesigye
35
MTSU
Cerastium arvense
UCHT011339 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cerastium arvense
HTTU006333 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Cerastium arvense
HTTU013940 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Cerastium arvense
HTTU006334 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Cerastium arvense
MTSU022515 Rutherford Tennessee 09 Apr 1992 Theresa DePalo
MTSU
Cerastium arvense
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