Cerastium brachypodum (Engelmann ex A. Gray) B.L. Robinson. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Disturbed areas, roadsides, fields, lawns. Dist: IL west to AB and OR, south to NC, nc. GA (Jones & Coile 1988), and AZ. This taxon is perhaps only introduced in the eastern parts of our region from farther west.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Ar, F, FNA5, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo2, NcTx, S, Tn, Tx; = Cerastium nutans var. brachypodum – G, RAB, W; < Cerastium nutans – C