Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Common-Mouse-Ear
Cerastium fontanum
of the Pink family
a perennial
5 -30 cm high
blooms April - November
likes grassy and moist places
can be seen in the by the lakeside where the Calder enters the Lake.





   
The plant's name seems to be due to the similarity between the fine hairs present on its stems and leaves to those on the ear of a mouse! The scientific name derives from the Greek keras and Latin cerastium meaning "horn". This refers to the horn-like shape of the Mouse-ear fruit.