PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Mouse-Ear Chickweed

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Cerastium semidecandrum / Caryophyllaceae

COMMON NAME(S): Five stamen chickweed, fuzzy chickweed, hairy chickweed

CONDITIONS: cool-cold weather, sun-shade, moist
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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asparagus

COOK

Fall-Spring

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

COMMENT: Boil for a few minutes with lid off.  Some people like it better than common chickweed.

CAUTION:

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  Scarlett Pimpernel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anagallis_arvensis

OTHER USES: 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Cerastium+semidecandrum

  2. https://gettinfreshblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/delicious-mouse-ear-chickweed 

  3. http://foragedfoodie.blogspot.com/2016/03/foraging-identifying-chickweed.html