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Common Mouse Ear

March 30th, 2012

Latin:  Cerastium fontanum Irish:  Cluas luchóige mhara   Samples of this species were observed during the month of May at several locations including on right side of avenue just before the over-flow car park.  The plants were flowering at the time. This native species is a mat-forming perennial with prostrate non-flowering shoots and erect flowering shoots that can grow to a height of 40cm.  It is adapted to several habitats: abundant in all types of grassland, waste places and cultivated ground. It is often referred to as