Cerastium Fontanum, Mouse-Ear Chickweed



Common name:
Mouse-ear chickweed
Scientific name:
Cerastium fontanum
Main flower color:
Range:
All across the UK
Height:
Up to 30 cm
Habitat:
Grassland, waste ground, dunes, roadsides
Flowers:
About 7 mm in diameter, with white petals, notched to about a third of the length, and green sepals only slightly shorter than the petals. Sepals are hairy, and lined with a thin, silvery margin. At the centre are ten stamens and five styles. Flowers are produced in small, open clusters
Leaves:
Opposite, ovate, densely covered by white, non-glandular hairs
Season:
April to October
Rarity:
★★★★