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Snow in Summer
Cerastium tomentosum

Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum) Family: Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Height: Up to 30 cm (12 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Lifespan: Perennial.  

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Notes: This is a garden escapee, and may take over in some ecosystems. In Ontario it has escaped at Dorcas Bay.

Photographs: 42 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

This photo shows how this plant got its common name, Snow in Summer.

Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Closeup view of the white flowers.

Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

This is indeed a very pretty plant. However, it does belong only in the garden.

Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Snow in Summer plants and leaves.

Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Closeup view of Snow in Summer leaves.

Range map for Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)