Cerastium tomentosum L., Sp. Pl. 440 1753. (Syn: Alsine tomentosa (L.) E.H.L.Krause; Cerastium album C.Presl; Cerastium bosniacum Beck; Cerastium columnae Ten.; Cerastium decalvans Schloss ex Nyman [Invalid]; Cerastium elatum Ten.; Cerastium hybridum Schur; Cerastium longifolium Ten.; Cerastium repens L. [Illegitimate]; Myosotis lanata Moench (Unresolved); Stellaria tomentosa Link (Unresolved));
Caryophyllaceae Week: Cerastium tomentosum from Kashmir: Cerastium tomentosum L., Sp. Pl. 1:440. 1753.
Common names: dusty-miller; snow-in-harvest; snow-in-summer; snow-on-the-mountain
Tall cultivated perenial herb with whte tomentose stems and leaves, up to 40 cm tall; leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate, 15-20 mm long, white tomentose with scarious margins; flowers white, 12-18 mm across in dichasial cymes; pedicels 2-3 times as long as sepals; sepals tomentose; petals twice as long; capsule longer than calyx revolute teeth.
Photographs from Srinagar, Kashmir, cultivated in a garden.
Perennial up to 40 cm. Stem erect to ascending, white tomentose. Leaves linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, covered with dense white woolly pubescence. with scarious margins. Flowers in cymes. Sepals 6-7 mm, tomentose. Petals twice the length of the sepals. Capsule teeth flat with revolute margins.
Fl. Per.: May-June.
Plant for ID :: Bratislava :: EU-ARKOCT48 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
This plant was seen in the flower beds dotting the Bratislava city centre in May 2016.
Requested to please provide ID.
Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in-Summer)
Can’t help… I specialise in wild edible plants, so am not a general botanist. I know that’s a sin, but there’s not enough life left 😉
Cerastium c.f. tomentosum