Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusCerastium
SpeciesCerastium fontanum (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet ssp. vulgare
Common NameBig chickweed, Gemeines Hornkraut
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNRTNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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 adsurgens Cerastium adsurgens Greene
Cerastium fontanum subsp. holosteoides Cerastium fontanum subsp. holosteoides auct. non (Fries) Salman, van Ommering & de Voogd
Cerastium fontanum subsp. triviale Cerastium fontanum subsp. triviale (Link) Jalas
Cerastium holosteoides Cerastium holosteoides auct. non Fries
Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare (Hartman) Hyl.
Cerastium triviale Cerastium triviale Link
Cerastium vulgatum Cerastium vulgatum L. 1762, non 1755
Cerastium vulgatum var. hirsutum Cerastium vulgatum var. hirsutum Fries
Cerastium vulgatum var. holosteoides Cerastium vulgatum var. holosteoides auct. non (Fries) Wahlenb.

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: Anderson (KY), Barren (KY), Campbell (KY), Elliott (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Letcher (KY), Madison (KY), Martin (KY), Mason (KY), Menifee (KY), Montgomery (KY), Perry (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Whitley (KY), Blount (TN), Cannon (TN), Cheatham (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Haywood (TN), Jackson (TN), McNairy (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Unicoi (TN), Warren (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1935 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100370061 Montgomery Kentucky 08 May 1984 Julian Campbell
92
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370087 Pike Kentucky 21 May 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8427
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370046 Menifee Kentucky 12 Jul 1989 C. Hanley
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370277 Blount Tennessee 26 Apr 1969 Raymond Athey
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369865 Elliott Kentucky 28 Apr 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369980 Jackson Kentucky 01 Jul 1982 David D. Taylor
1730
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370020 Letcher Kentucky 19 May 1978 Jeffrey D. Sole
82
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370079 Perry Kentucky 11 Apr 1997 Timothy J. Weckman
3457
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369972 Harlan Kentucky 24 May 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5621
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369956 Harlan Kentucky 07 May 2004 Amy V. McIntosh
109
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370103 Powell Kentucky 24 Apr 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
6939
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370145 Whitley Kentucky 28 Jun 1993 Steve Walker
673
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369899 Franklin Kentucky 15 May 1983 S. P. Rice
680
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369881 Fayette Kentucky 25 Apr 2007 Kari Mahaffey
15
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369931 Garrard Kentucky 25 May 1983 Donna A. Godbey
89
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369857 Anderson Kentucky 15 Jun 1978 William S . Bryant
31
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369873 Fayette Kentucky 06 May 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
9899
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370137 Whitley Kentucky 10 May 1993 Steve Walker
563
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370095 Powell Kentucky Donald K. Walker
227
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31973000008582 Martin Kentucky
KNK
Cerastium vulgatum
31973000008583 Barren Kentucky
KNK
Cerastium vulgatum
31973000004035 Campbell Kentucky 25 Apr 2013 Shotzbarger, Kelsey
2013-006
KNK
Cerastium vulgatum
MDKY00008896 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium vulgatum
MDKY00008897 Mason Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium vulgatum
MDKY00008900 Fayette Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium vulgatum
TENN-V-0092820 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium vulgatum
TENN-V-0242158 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369907 Franklin Kentucky 15 May 1983 Steven Rice
624
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370053 Montgomery Kentucky 27 Jun 1984 Julian Campbell
469
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369915 Franklin Kentucky 29 May 1981 John MacGregor, Steven Rice
FR-426
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369998 Jefferson Kentucky 16 Mar 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
732
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100370038 Madison Kentucky 23 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-454
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
ETSU005616 Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Cerastium vulgatum
31973000008581 Fayette Kentucky
KNK
Cerastium vulgatum
MDKY00008898 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium vulgatum
MDKY00008884 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium vulgatum
MDKY00008899 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Cerastium vulgatum
TENN-V-0092823 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium vulgatum
TENN-V-0092822 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium vulgatum
TENN-V-0092821 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium vulgatum
013368 Blount Tennessee
BOON
Cerastium vulgatum
HTTU006349 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium vulgatum
HTTU032869 Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium vulgatum
HTTU006350 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium vulgatum
HTTU006347 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022512 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Apr 1995 Melanie Hall
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
MTSU022565 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Apr 1989 Nichol Martin
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022572 Rutherford Tennessee 08 May 1988 Kim D. Stewart
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022561 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Apr 1993 Anne Romeo
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022502 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 2004 Meleia Greene
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
MTSU022508 Davidson Tennessee 05 Apr 1996 Tina M. Kline
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022566 Coffee Tennessee 22 Apr 1985 David Lowe
8
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022530 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Apr 1992 Ken Ferris
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
MTSU022514 McNairy Tennessee 01 Apr 1995 Kenya Beverly
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
MTSU022563 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Mar 1990 Anne Merrill Donnelly
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022562 Rutherford Tennessee Matt Vehr
48
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022568 Rutherford Tennessee 09 Apr 1985 Lynn Osborn
15
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022569 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Mar 1985 Corinne Trammell
2
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022573 Rutherford Tennessee Olivia Isenberg
24
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022567 Cheatham Tennessee 10 Apr 1988 Michael B. Gupton
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022531 Wilson Tennessee 09 Apr 1991 Brian White
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
31234100370152 Cumberland Tennessee 13 May 1989 Ronald L. Jones
5995
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100369923 Franklin Kentucky 25 Jun 1995 D. L. White
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
31234100285368 Franklin Kentucky 29 May 1981 John MacGregor
FR-426
EKY
Cerastium vulgatum
TENN-V-0242132 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Cerastium vulgatum
UCHT011392 Warren Tennessee
UCHT
Cerastium vulgatum
APSC0111025 Jackson Tennessee
APSC
Cerastium vulgatum
HTTU019948 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium holosteoides
HTTU006348 Haywood Tennessee
HTTU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022570 Rutherford Tennessee 25 May 1940 Fount R. Love
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022571 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Mar 1935 J. Peyton
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022503 Cannon Tennessee 10 Apr 2002 Dwayne Estes
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
MTSU022511 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1999 Sherry Prayter
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
MTSU022513 McNairy Tennessee 01 Apr 1995 Carolyn Pinckley
MTSU
Cerastium holosteoides
MTSU022564 Rutherford Tennessee 31 Mar 1990 Stephanie Wallace
MTSU
Cerastium vulgatum
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Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare - Dwayne Estes