Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed
Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed - Cerastium holosteoides
Herb: Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed
Latin name: Cerastium holosteoides
Synonyms: Cerastium triviale
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)
Edible parts of Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed:Leaves and young shoots. This report refers to the sub-species C. holosteoides glandulosum. Koch.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Mostly in wet places. Grassland, shingle, dunes, waysides, waste places and cultivated ground.
Propagation of Common 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 might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Mostly in wet places. Grassland, shingle, dunes, waysides, waste places and cultivated ground.
Medicinal use of Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed:None known
Known hazards of Cerastium holosteoides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.