Taxon: Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet

Genus: Cerastium
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Alsinoideae
Tribe: Alsineae
Nomen number: 407889
Place of publication: Willdenowia 12:37. 1982
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Glea Cron ed2, as C. vulgatum; F USSR, as C. caespitosum)

Distributional Range:



  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Korea ; Taiwan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Iraq ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho ; South Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia Java; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
    • Subarctic America: Greenland
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia Austral Islands; Pitcairn
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Hispaniola
    • Northern South America: Venezuela Merida
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile
    • Western South America: Ecuador ; Peru


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Check other web resources for Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.