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ntroduced Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Snow-in-Summer
Botanical name: Cerastium tomentosum    Family: Caryophyllaceae (Carnation family)

Snow-in-Summer is a vigorous, spreading, low perennial herb with gray, downy leaves and stems. It grows in a low, fast spreading clump. The stems and leaves are silvery-grey. Flowers are star-like and white and about 1.5 cm across. Five petals are spreading and deeply notched at the tip. Snow-in- Summer is native to the American continent, cultivated in colder parts of India.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Srinagar, Kashmir.
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