- any of various low-growing plants of the genus Cerastium, having leaves covered with whitish or grayish down and small white flowers, and including mouse-ear chickweed and snow-in-summer.
Origin of cerastium
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This is the prettiest Cerastium, though not so "mousy" as some, and grows in dry as well as moist situations.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
The large-flowered Cerastium (C. alpinum) was here every where in abundance, and the prickly Lycopodium.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
Of the less conspicuous genera, the chick-weeds (Cerastium and Stellaria) are the most familiar.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
In fig. 16 the biparous cyme is represented in the flowering branch of Cerastium.