Caryophyllaceae
Cerastium beeringianum

Alpine Chickweed

Prostrate stems with leaves, erect flower stalks. Leaves opposite on stems, none at base, small, lance-shaped, without clusters of smaller leaves in leaf axils. Open clusters of flowers. Flowers each in a cup bearing hairs topped with glands; 5 white flower petals lobed, longer than sepals. Grows with grass in alpine rocky soils at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1/2--4 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Steens, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes