Cerastium glomeratum

Common Name:

Common Mouse-ear Chickweed

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (ABCDEGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) naturalised in all States
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

A weed of disturbed soils and waste places 1

Flower Description:

White 2


Annual 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a slender stemmed annual with a branched taproot, sessile leaves, and petals that are equal in size to the sepals 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora UoQ VicFlora

Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.