From The Plant Encyclopedia
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- Cultivation: Naturalizing, Low-Maintenance, Easy-To-Grow
- Light: Sun, Dappled, Part-Shade
- Soil: Mid-Fertility, Poor, Clay, Sand, Rock
- pH: 6, 7
- Moisture: Medium, Dry, Well-Drained
- Form: Groundcover, Herbaceous
- Habit: Evergreen, Perennial
- Flower: Small, White
- Fruit/Seed: Small
- Foliage: Leaves, Needles, Green, Silver, White
- Uses: Ornamental
Cerastium is a genus of annual, winter annual, or perennial plants belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae. The around 100 species are commonly called "Mouse-ear chickweed" or "Snow-in-Summer"; different species are found nearly worldwide but the greatest concentration is mainly from the northern temperate areas of the world.<ref>http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&amp;taxon_id=106150</ref> A number are common weeds in fields and on disturbed ground.
[[Image:Cerastium macrocarpum1.jpg|thumb|left|350pxCerastium tomentosum is a very popular rock garden plant around the world. It's common name is Snow-In-Summer.