By Thad Wiseman © 1986
Issue: March, 1986
What we know as "mouse-ear" is a compact wild plant growing from a crown of roots.
Woodland borders seem to be its home. The leaves are small and dark green, arranged along stems rising 6 inches or so above ground.
Tea, boiled from the leaves and mixed with sweet cream, was recommended as an application for poison ivy rash.
Interestingly enough, a clump became established under the chestnut oak tree in my yard and I have observed it closely. The yellow petal-like flowers come in August, making seeds that are flat and brown.
I care for my mouse-ear like it was something I set out. Now, it looks bronzy due to winter stress.