Cerastium fontanum

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Cerastium fontanum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Cerastium
Species: C. fontanum
Binomial name
Cerastium fontanum

Cerastium fontanum, also called Mouse-ear chickweed, Common mouse-ear, or Starweed is a species of mat-forming perennial or, rarely, annual plant. It is native to Europe but introduced elsewhere. Mouse-ear chickweed's identifying characteristics are tear-shaped leaves growing opposite one another in a star pattern, hairy leaves, and small white flowers. Mouse-ear chickweed typically grows to 4"-8" tall vertically and spreads horizontally along the ground via the formation of roots wherever the stem falls over and contacts the ground. [1][2]