Herb: Little Mouse-Ear Chickweed


Latin name: Cerastium semidecandrum


Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)



Edible parts of Little Mouse-Ear Chickweed:

Young plant - cooked. Best used before it flowers.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
April
to May

Habitat of the herb:

Common in dry open habitats, especially on calcareous or sandy soils.

Propagation of Little 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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Common in dry open habitats, especially on calcareous or sandy soils.

Medicinal use of Little Mouse-Ear Chickweed:

None known

Known hazards of Cerastium semidecandrum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.