Irish wildflowers




Common Mouse-ear
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Cluas liath
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: April-October. Perennial. Native.

Small white flowers, 5 cleft petals slightly longer than sepals. 10 stamens. Erect flower stems. Reddish-green stems and leaves are densely hairy. Height: 10-30cm. C. fontanum ssp. holosteoides is less hairy.

Very common in most habitats.

Similar: Sticky Mouse-ear, C. glomeratum.
Arable fields, dunes. Common.
     


    
Common Mouse-ear

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