The mouse-ear is called Herba clavorum because it prevents the blacksmith from hurting horses when he is shoeing them.
The mouse-ear, or Herba clavorum, is reputed to prevent blacksmiths hurting horses when being shod.
Hosts of bluets and plots of mouse-ear everlasting, had taken possession of the land.
It feeds from September to May on mouse-ear chickweed, bedstraw, plantain, and other low-growing plants growing on sandy soils.
This Greek compound surely means "mouse-ear," and what have these plants to do with the auricular organs of mice?
The plant mouse-ear (Myosotis Arvensis) is called mouse-lug.