Species: Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

Family: Pinks (CARYOPHYLLACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Pinks (CARYOPHYLLACEAE)

The plants of this family are mainly found in temperate regions, the best known members being pinks and carnations.

C. Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

A native, grassland species, opening its white flowers from April, Mouse-ears are very variable. The petals are of similar length to the sepals.

Images

Common Mouse-ear

The white flowers of the Common Mouse-ear are often smothered under taller grasses amongst which it grows.

Common Mouse-ear

The stems and leaves of the Common Mouse-ear are covered with tiny white hairs.

Common Mouse-ear

The five white petals of the Common Mouse-Ear are deeply notched.