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Common Name: Little Mouse-Ear Chickweed
Cerastium semidecandrum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanava south and west to N. Africa and W. Asia.
Common in dry open habitats, especially on calcareous or sandy soils[
See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.
Young plant - cooked[
]. Best used before it flowers[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.