Snow-in-summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Alternative names
Dusty Miller

Plants form a low, fast-spreading mat of silvery grey leaves. Leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate with margins rolled under. Flowers white, in lax clusters 15 to 25 mm, petals deeply notched.

Identification difficulty

Banks, rocky habitats and walls.

When to see it

Flowers in late spring and summer.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 38 of the 617 tetrads.

In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien; scarce

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map