This is a tiny plant -- usually just a few inches high. It often
has many blossoms on one spreading plant, or a large mat of plants
growing close together.
It is also called "mouse-ear" chickweed because of its
It can sometimes become a nuisance in lawns.
The alpine species is very similar.
In both, the flowers have five deeply notched petals.
Each blossom is about a half inch across.
by Sandra Bray
Wasatch Mountain canyons
Salt Lake County, Utah