Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cerastium strictum Linnaeus. American Field Chickweed, Prairie Chickweed. Phen: May-Jun; Jun-Aug. Hab: Prairies, pastures, other open, sandy or gravelly areas. Dist: South to NJ, MD, VA, OH, IN, IL, MO, NM, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = NE, NY; = Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum – FNA5, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, Pa; < Cerastium arvense – C, G, GrPl; < Cerastium arvense var. arvense – F

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