Common mouse-ear

Cerastium fontanum

Mouse-eared chickweed


A perennial plant, seeds germinating in spring. Common throughout the UK in both arable and grassland.

Common mouse-ear - young1. Small oval cotyledons: 4-5 mm.
Common mouse-ear 22. Ovate leaves opposite in pairs with conspicuous dense short hairs.
Common mouse-ear 33. Small white flowers with cleft.