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Sea Mouse-ear (Cerastium diffusum)

Plants with white flowers
Common Scurvy GrassDanish Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea Aster
Sea Mouse-ear
Sea CampionSea Carrot
Sea KaleSea Rocket
Sea MayweedDewberry
Burnet RoseWhite Rock-rose
Wood SageGlasswort
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock-roseHoary Rock-rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSilver Ragwort
Sea purslaneWild Cabbage
Sea Wormwood
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianCommon Storksbill
Sand SpurreyHare's Foot Clover
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
AlexandersSea Plantain
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Cod GrassSea Buckthorn
Sea Mouse-ear

The Sea Mouse-ear likes a sandy soil, and can usually be found on dunes. It flowers between April and July, and has 4 (occasionally 5) deeply notched white petals. The plant is covered in sticky hairs and can also be found on dry grass and walls.