Sticky Mouse-ear - Cerastium glomeratum

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Arable land, pathways, roadside verges.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 288 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map