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Mouse-ear Chickweed

Cerastium vulgatum

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard garden and lawn. Grows in disturbed areas.

Notes:

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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ForestDragon
Spotted by
ForestDragon

New York, USA

Lat: 40.78, Long: -73.20

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

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