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PlantFiles: Common Mouse-ear Chickweed
Cerastium vulgare

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cerastium (ker-RAS-tee-um) (Info)
Species: vulgare (vul-GAIR-ee) (Info)


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral strange2u On May 2, 2010, strange2u from Hinsdale, IL wrote:

According to website, Cerastium vulgatum is a synonym name for this plant. Also according to Peterson Field Guides Edible Wild Plants the leaves must be cooked. The leaves and stems should be boiled for 5 min. & served as greens. A tea can also be made from it .

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