Sticky Mouse Ear Chickweed
(Big Chickweed - Common Mouse Ear Chickweed)
Cerastium glomeratum Syn: vulgare - Thuillier
Caryophyllaceae (Pink) Family

Sticky Mouse Ear Chickweed is short-lived matted viscid-hairy perennial with many flowering stems. Its preferred habitat is in disturbed areas, roadsides, and fields. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are conspicuously hairy, opposite on the stem and clasping, light green in color, and ovate to obovate in form.

The flowers are made up of five open and white petals; each as long as the sepals. The bracts have clean margins outside the greenish interior portion. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a capsule.

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