One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small white-flowered creeping chickweed with soft hairy leaves which supposedly resemble the ears of mice.
Genus Cerastium, family Caryophyllaceae
- ‘Mouse ear chickweed has white flowers while Anagallis arvensis has blue or red flowers.’
- ‘Common mouse-ear is a short-lived perennial, native in grassland and in open cultivated and waste ground.’
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