Wikijunior:Summer Flowers of Northern New England/Cerastium

 
 
Mouse-ear Chickweed
(Cerastium)
Flower of Cerastium diffusum
Flowers of Cerastium arvense
Description:
Mouse-ear Chickweed is a plant with little tiny flowers. You might not even notice the flowers at first. If you look closely, you will see that the leaves are covered with a very fine hair. There are around 100 species of Mouse-ear Chickweed, and it occurs over almost all the world. Most species are found in places with a climate similar to that of New England. The petals of the flower have deep notches in them, and sometimes these notches go all the way down the length of the petal.

Quick Facts:
Mouse-ear Chickweed takes the form of a mat, a clump, a creeper, or upright an flower

Flower buds of Cerastium brachypetalum
Last modified on 7 July 2010, at 18:41