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Cerastium tomentosum L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Snow-in-summer

 

Not Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Grassland
Hedgerows
Walls
Wasteland
Description of Genus

Annual, biennial and perennial herbs or shrublets. The leaves are hairy, sessile, opposite and entire. The flowers are solitary or in a cymose inflorescence. The sepal are not fused. The petals are white and are either deeply notched or indented in their ends. Occasion petals are not present.

Cerastium tomentosum
Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June, July, August, September and October.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Filziges Hornkraut
Poland
Rogownica kutnerowata