These tiny flowers (about 1/4inch diameter) are of the Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae). The mouse-eared chickweed tends to have fuzzier leaves than the common chickweed. Each has five deeply cleft petals giving the illusion of being 10-petaled. The leaves can be boiled and eaten as greens.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.