Snow-in-summer - Cerastium tomentosum

    Alt Name
    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map