Cerastium vulgatum L.

Mouse Ear Chickweed


Satin Flower, Starweed, Starwort, Tongue Grass, Winter Weed

ID Characteristics

Life Cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth, entire
Leaf Hairs: Distinct and dense
Leaf Structure: Oval, elliptic
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Root Type: Fibrous root system
Flower Color: White



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Dithiopyr, Isoxaben, Mesotrione, Napropamide, Oryzalin, Pendimethalin, Prodiamine, Pronamide, Simazin
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bispyribac Sodium, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Ethofumesate, Florasulam, Fluroxypyr, Imazaquin, Mecoprop-p, Mesotrione, Metribuzin, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.