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Mouse-ear Chickweed

Cerastium vulgatum L.

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

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Mouseear Chickweed: 

         a prostrate growing simple perennial with hairy, opposite oval leaves in the Caryophyllaceae (Pink) family

         small white, 5-petaled flowers at stem tips in summer through fall; petals are slightly  notched or notched to about 1/2 their length.

         prefers cool, moist, fertile sites

         is shade tolerant, but can grow in full sun

         similar species, common chickweed, is a cool-season annual with semi-succulent stems and leaves and the 5 petals are deeply-notched to appear like 10 petals

 

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