Sticky Mouse-ear

Latin Name:

Cerastium glomeratum

Manx Name:

Cleaysh-lugh lhiantagh


April - September

Locations where this species is found:
Clypse and Kerrowdhoo Eary Cushlin

This plant is called "Mouse-ear" because the petals of its flowers resemble the ears of a mouse. "Sticky" refers to the hairs that cover this plant.

Sticky Mouse-ear is similar in appearance to other members of the chickweed family, especially Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum). Sticky mouse-ear is hairier, lighter coloured and its flowers often do not open fully.

This plant is edible and was eaten in ancient China and Nepal.

The Manx name for this flower is "Cleaysh-lugh lhiantagh".
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