Mouseear Chickweed
Scientific Name: Cerastium vulgatum
Also Known As: Mouse-ear and Common Chickweed
Weed Family: Caryophyllaceae


Mouseear chickweed is a winter perennial. The leaves are opposite, oblong and covered with hair. Mouseear chickweed grows prostrate but will have several upright stems, and can tolerate close mowing. Mouseear chickweed has a fibrous root system. The flowers of mouseear chickweed are white and contain 5 petals which are notched at the tip. Mouseear chickweed spreads by seed, but can root at the nodes. Mouseear chickweed is found throughout United States into southern Canada.

Herbicide Use

For optimum control of mouseear chickweed make your post-emergence herbicide application to plants that are actively growing and in the seedling to the flower stage of growth.


Germination Dates

Zone-3: April-SeptemberZone-4: April-OctoberZone-5: March-OctoberZone-6: February-NovemberZone-7: January-DecemberZone-8: JanuaryZone-9: January-December