#376 Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)

16 March 2021

A species of mat-forming perennial or, rarely, annual plant. It is native to Europe but introduced elsewhere. Its identifying characteristics are tear-shaped leaves growing opposite one another in a star pattern, hairy leaves, and small white flowers. Mouse-ear chickweed typically grows to 4″-8″ tall and spreads horizontally along the ground via the formation of roots wherever the stem falls over and contacts the ground.

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