Cerastium arvense

Cerastium arvense


Field Chickweed Category:


Soil: (Xeric)Dry
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 3″-10″
Color: White
Bloom: May-September
Flowers: The 5 petals are notched so they almost look like 10 petals.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are linear.

Suggested Uses:

This plant makes a very nice low growing ground cover that has a showy blanket of white flowers, mostly in mid to late spring. It will cascade over a wall and grow between cracks in the rocks. It grows best on sandy, gravelly and rocky soils, but will grow in a well-drained garden soil also. This is a very useful plant for landscaping!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses:
Food Uses: The young plants can be eaten as raw or cooked greens.
Other Uses:
More Information:
Name: Named for the chickens and tiny birds that eat its seeds.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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