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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Cerastium spp.
(Mouse-eared Chickweed) [Caryophyllaceae]
(observations are from Whitaker & Mumford, Houtcooper, and Whitaker)

Mammals

Cricetidae:
Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer) [small amounts of seeds are consumed] Ht1978; Dipodidae: Zapus hudsonius (Meadow Jumping Mouse) [seeds of these plants comprise 0.9% of the diet volume] WM1970; Muridae: Mus musculus (House Mouse) [small amounts of seeds are consumed] Ht1978; Sciuridae: Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel) [seeds & capsules comprise 9% of the diet by volume and 16.3% by frequency in Indiana] Wh1972
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