snow-in-summer

snow-in-summer

[snoh-in-suhm-er]
noun
a mat-forming garden plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of the pink family, native to Italy, having white flowers and numerous narrow, white, woolly leaves in large patches, growing in sand.

Origin:
1885–90

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snow-in-summer
 
n
another name for dusty miller
 
[C19: so called from the appearance of its flowers]

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