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Cerastium brachypodum (Short-stalk chickweed)
Stone, Robert L.

Cerastium brachypodum

Cerastium brachypodum (Engelm. ex A. Gray) B.L. Rob.

Short-stalk Chickweed, Shortstalk Chickweed

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Cerastium brachypodum var. compactum, Cerastium nutans var. brachypodum

USDA Symbol: CEBR3

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


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NM , OK , OR , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , ON , SK

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1152 Collected 2008-03-04 in Guadalupe County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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