Scientific Name: Cerastium glomeratum ssp. vulgare
Common Name: mouse-eared chickweed
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Obovate, Ovate, Spatulate, Ciliate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Mar-Apr-May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Stem swollen at leaf node, hairy, sticky, 5-50cm long; leaves opposite, sessile, most obovate, 7-25mm long x 3-15mm wide, decussate, pubescent; florets numerous, in cymose clusters, white with five notched petals resembling two fused petals; capsules 6-9mm long.