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FIELD MOUSE-EAR Cerastium arvense (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 30cm. Spreading, downy perennial of dry, free-draining ground, mainly on calcareous or gravelly soils. Sometimes forms sizeable patches. FLOWERS are white, 12-20mm across, with 5 deeply notched petals (Apr-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are ovate and paired. STATUS-Local, mainly in E England.
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FIELD MOUSE-EAR Cerastium arvense (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 30cm. Spreading, downy perennial of dry, free-draining ground, mainly on calcareous or gravelly soils. Sometimes forms sizeable patches. FLOWERS are white, 12-20mm across, with 5 deeply notched petals (Apr-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are ovate and paired. STATUS-Local, mainly in E England.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: BRINSLEY BURBIDGE/NPL
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