Common name: Field chickweed
Abbreviation code: CEAR
- Kingdom: Plantae
- (unranked): Angiosperms
- (unranked): Eudicots
- (unranked): Core eudicots
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Family: Caryophyllaceae
- Genus: Cerastium
- Species: C. arvense
Seed sample from: 2011
Average Measurement: 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.5
Measurement Range: L: 0.75 – 1, W: 0.8 – 1, D: 0.4 – 0.6
Shape: Seed somewhat kidney shaped, narrower at hilum and broadening at opposite apex. Hilum pinched.
Color: Rusty brown to orange brown. Hilum white.
Surface: Matte and covered with many small bumps, arranged in concentric half circles originating at the hilum and broadening at the opposite apex.
Basic Explanations and Assumptions:
The dimensions for the seeds are length x width x depth. The location of the hilum is used as the base of the seed, and the length is measured from hilum to the opposite apex. Where a style is present, the length is measured from the hilum to the bottom of the style. Width is measured at a right angle to the length at the widest part. Depth is measured at a right angle to the intersection of height and width lines.
Measurements included are the mean average for each measurement of ten separate seeds.
All measurements in millimeters unless otherwise noted.