Distribution: Good (1987) gives a rather wide range of Chihuahua,
Sonora, and Baja del Sur in Mexico. In the U.S. it ranges from
southeast AZ, southwest NM to the Edwards Plateau in TX.
Plants Seen or Cited: New Mexico Natural Heritage Program records are:
Socorro Co. (McIntosh, Wagner); Valencia Co. (McIntosh);
Catron Co. (Fletcher); Hidalgo Co. (Spellenberg).
Habitat: This is an annual species that occupies lower elevations than
other members of the genus, but can get up into mixed conifer forest.
Discussion: This species is infrequently collected in NM, but it is widespread
across northwest Mexico and southwest U.S.
Good, D.A. 1987. Revision of the Mexican and Central
American species of Cerastium. Rhodora 86:339-379.
Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998