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Mouse-ear Chickweed

Cerastium vulgatum


Low growing, perennial wildflower. Very hairy leaves and stems. Flowers have five deeply lobed, white petals. Reddish to green stems. Leaves are rounded and resemble the shape of a mouse ear.


Suburban backyard garden and lawn. Grows in disturbed areas.


Young leaves are edible (recommended to be boiled). Also has a history of being used medicinally. Generally considered a weed. Originally introduced from Eurasia but now naturalized.

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New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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