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The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.

Cerastium nutans Raf.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Cerastium nutans R. W. Smith

River banks, rocky ground, fields, and borders of forests.

Depauperate plants in deep shade may have pedicels shorter than usual, but such habitats are not occupied by C. brachypodum, with which it might be confused in the keys because of the short pedicels. 


Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 31, 2023.