Irish wildflowers

Snow-in-summer, Cerastium tomentosum
Photographs: roadside, Co.Cork


Snow-in-summer / Dusty Miller
Cerastium tomentosum
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering May - June. Perennial. Garden escape.

Many white flowers with notched petals, nearly covering the leaves. Seeds freely. Narrow leaves, woolly, silvery-grey, not dying back in winter. Mat-forming, spreading growth.

Sunny, well-drained, infertile soils. Walls, pavement cracks, roadsides, waste ground. Fairly common garden escape, discard or relic of cultivation, usually found near habitation.

     
Please Contact me if you find mistakes. All images used are copyright.