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Cerastium glomeratum Thuill.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Sticky Mouse-ear








Not Fragrant 

Unscented Leaves 

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Bare ground
Cultivated land
Short turf
Description of Genus

Annual, biennial and perennial herbs or shrublets. The leaves are hairy, sessile, opposite and entire. The flowers are solitary or in a cymose inflorescence. The sepal are not fused. The petals are white and are either deeply notched or indented in their ends. Occasion petals are not present.

Whole plant of Cerastium glomeratum
Quentin GroomInflorescence of Cerastium glomeratum
David Price
Life History
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during April, May, June, July, August and September.


The fruit is a capsule.


The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Sticky Chickweed

Latin Synonyms

Cerastium viscosum
Cerastium acutatum

Other British Names

Four-cleft Mouse-ear Chickweed