Chickweeds (2)

Many of the members of the Pink family have small, white flowers with 5 petals and 10 stamens. They fall into three groups by common name, the Sandworts (Arenarias, Eremogones, Minuartias & Moehringias), Starworts (Stellarias) and Chickweeds (Cerastiums). So if you don't see your flower here, try one of the other groups.

Cerastium strictum

Mouse-ear Chickweed
Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum

Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
AKA: Field Chickweed
Photo taken on: June 7, 2009
Location: Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, NM
Life Zones: Plains to alpine
Habitat: Dry meadows, slopes

Grows to 12" on erect stems. Has several flowers on one stem, if a single flower see Starworts.

Flora of North America reference.

Cerastium berringianum

Alpine Chickweed
Cerastium berringianum

Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
AKA: Bering Chickweed
Photo taken on: July 14, 2007
Location: Scarps Ridge, GV, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Meadows, talus

Grows less than 4" high in a mat with tiny 2-lobed flowers on trailing stems.

White/Cream Single Flowers