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Cerastium beeringianum (Bering chickweed)
Weyand, Phyllis

Cerastium beeringianum

Cerastium beeringianum Cham. & Schltdl.

Bering Chickweed, Mountain Chickweed

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


USDA Symbol: CEBE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Cerastium beeringianum grows at high elevations in western mountains of North America and has green-edged bracts in the flower cluster.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Habitat: Arctic and alpine tundra, meadows, open woodlands, rocky slopes, talus, cliff ledges, river and roadside gravel.

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cerastium beeringianum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cerastium beeringianum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cerastium beeringianum


Record Modified: 2023-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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