Cerastium aleuticum

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Aleutian mouse-ear chickweed
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Cerastium
Species: C. aleuticum
Binomial name
Cerastium aleuticum

Cerastium beeringianum var. aleuticum (Hultén) S.L. Welsh

Cerastium aleuticum, common name Aleutian mouse-ear chickweed, is a plant species endemic to the US State of Alaska. It is found only on islands, not on the Alaskan mainland: Aleutian, St. Lawrence, St. Paul, Popof, and Kodiak Islands. It is found on rocky slopes and mountainsides up to an elevation of 700 m.[2]

Cerastium aleuticum is a perennial herb spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Stems are branched, up to 7 cm long, covered with soft hairs. Flowers are single or in groups of 2 or 3, white. Capsules are cylindrical, up to 11 mm long. [2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America v 5
  3. ^ Hultén, Oskar Eric Gunnar. 1936. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 30(3): 520–521, f. 3a–b.
  4. ^ Hultén, E. 1968. Flora of Alaska i–xxi, 1–1008. Stanford University Press, Stanford.
  5. ^ Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's Flora of Alaska and Adjacent Parts of Canada i–xvi, 1–724. Brigham Young University Press, Provo.
  6. ^ Welsh, Stanley Larson. 1968. Great Basin Naturalist 28(3): 148.