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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cerastium texanum (Mouse-ear Chickweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Cerastium texanum

 Cerastium texanum

 Cerastium texanum

 Cerastium texanum

Habitat: mountains
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: spatulate to linear lanceolate or oblanceolate, alternate,
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: year round
Spines: spineless
Family: Caryophyllaceae (pink family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 12. Eudicots: Campanulaceae to Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-21: 1-39. Published 30 March 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 14 (4.4 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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