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Mouse-Ear Chickweed


Scientific Name     

Cerastium vulgatum    L.

Family Name

Caryophyllaceae   (Pink family)  

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

waste places, fields, lawns

Plant Height: 

15-30 cm; stems erect to decumbent

Flower Color: 

white

Flower: 

complete; perfect; 5 deeply notched petals, about as long as 5 green sepals; 10 stamens; 5 styles; ovary with 1 locule

Inflorescence: 

terminal, loose cymes; pedicles can be long

Fruit: 

small, cylindrical, many-seeded capsule

Leaves: 

hairy; sessile; opposite

Bloom Time: 

April-October

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

this short-lived perennial is native to Eurasia; similar genus Stellaria not hairy and only  has 3 styles, Cerastium has 5