The Main Plant entry for Chickweed (Cerastium)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: take cuttings in the spring
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 9:07 PM

"Cerastium is a genus of annual, winter annual, or perennial plants belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae. The around 100 species are commonly called Mouse-ear chickweed; different species are found nearly worldwide but the greatest concentration is mainly from the northern temperate areas of the world. A number are common weeds in fields and on disturbed ground.

Cerastium species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora chalcogrammella (which feeds exclusively on Cerastium arvense) and Coleophora striatipennella (which has been recorded on Cerastium fontanum)."

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