Common Mouse-Ear (Chickweed)

Common Mouse-Ear - Cerastium fontanum Cerastium fontanum


Colour: White
Flowering: April - November
Height: Up to 20" (50 cms)
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Common Mouse-ear    


Common Mouse-ear, a type of chickweed, is widespread in Britain. It occurs in all kinds of habitats.

The flowers are tiny and made up of five deeply-notched, white petals and long sepals. The stems are long and trailing and both stems and leaves are covered in tiny hairs.


Common Mouse-Ear - Cerastium fontanum
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