Common Mouse-ear - Cerastium fontanum
Low to short, slightly hairy, laxly tufted plant with short, basal non-flowering shoots. Leaves lanceolate, unstalked. Bracts mostly white edged. Flowers white, in lax clusters 6 to 10 mm petals deeply notched, equalling sepals.
Grassy habitats and flower meadows, shingle and sand dunes.
April to November.
Common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 598 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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