Cerastium vulgatum

Common Name: 
mouse-ear chickweed
Scientific Name: 
Cerastium vulgatum L. syn. Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
Family Name: 
Caryophyllaceae - Pink Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and creeping stems
hairy, rooting at the nodes, mat forming
Stems of Mouseear Chickweed
Stems of Mouseear Chickweed
opposite, oval, dark green, very hairy, sessile
Leaves of Mouseear Chickweed
5-petaled, white, petals notched deeply (may appear to be 10), sepal hairs not extending past tips; terminal clusters
Flowers of Mouseear Chickweed
Flowers of Mouseear Chickweed