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Weed-opedia: Mouse Ear Chickweed

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Mouse Ear Chickweed

Mouse Ear Chickweed (Cerastium Vulgatum)

What does it look like?: Mouse Ear Chickweed produces small distinctively hairy/fuzzy leaves which closely resemble a mouse’s ear (hence, the name).

What causes it?: Mainly shade. It thrives in moist shady areas of turf that don’t receive much direct sunlight.

When does it show up?: Spring and early Summer

Best treatment plan: A post-emergent herbicide has been known to be the most effective treatment. Like with all weeds, the best treatment plan is preventative. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: May take as little as a few weeks to rid yourself of it completely, but you must be attentive to be sure that it does not come back.