Sticky Mouse-ear - Cerastium glomeratum
Low to short, yellowish green stickily hairy plant. Leaves oval to elliptical, bracts leaf-like. Flowers 5 to 8 mm often not fully opening, the petals shallowly notched.
other Mouse-ear Chickweeds, and Chickweeds (Stellaria)
Annual, so all shoots produce flowers; 5 styles; petals as long as sepals; plant is hairy, with glandular hairs abundant on the sepals; bracts herbaceous
A general photo of the plant and a close-up of flowers, including side-on to show sepals
Arable land, pathways, roadside verges.
April to October.
Common throughout Britain.
Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 288 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, frequent
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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