Field Mouse-Ear Chickweed - Cerastium arvense Field Mouse-Ear Chickweed - Cerastium arvense
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Herb: Field Mouse-Ear Chickweed


Latin name: Cerastium arvense


Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)



Medicinal use of Field Mouse-Ear Chickweed:

The plant is astringent. A decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of injuries and miscarriage. A decoction is said to stop uterine bleeding and prevents the child from passing through the uterus.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
April to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Dry banks and waysides, and in grassland, especially on calcareous or slightly acid sandy soils, throughout Britain but mainly in the east.

Propagation of Field Mouse-Ear Chickweed:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring. The prostate shoots root freely as they spread, making division very simple.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry banks and waysides, and in grassland, especially on calcareous or slightly acid sandy soils, throughout Britain but mainly in the east.

Known hazards of Cerastium arvense:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.