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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cerastium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cerastium arvense L. subsp. strictum Gaudin
Habit: Perennial herb, generally not flowering 1st year, 5--20(30) cm, glandular-hairy above, hairs +- longer below. Stem: non-flowering (mat-forming) and flowering (+- erect). Leaf: on flower stem generally 8--25 mm, linear or lanceolate, +- glabrous or not; axillary leaf clusters present, especially below. Inflorescence: bract margins generally scarious in distal 1/4; pedicels in fruit 1--4 × sepals. Flower: parts 5; calyx 4.2--6(7) mm, glandular-hairy, rarely with hairs exceeding tip, scarious margin of outer sepals < 0.2 mm wide; petals 7.5--9 mm, 3--6 mm > sepals. Fruit: 7.5--11 mm. Seed: +- 1--1.2 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Moist seeps, shaded areas, grassy, generally rocky or sandy slopes; Elevation: 600--1850 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, c SNF, n&c SNH, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: North America (except southeastern); South America, Europe. Flowering Time: Spring Note: Can be difficult to distinguish from Cerastium viride (see Morton).
Synonyms: Cerastium arvense var. strictum (Gaudin) W.D.J. Koch
Unabridged Note: 1 other subsp., in northeastern North America, native to western Europe.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2017. Cerastium arvense subsp. strictum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=49810, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.