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.
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In fig. 16 the biparous cyme is represented in the flowering branch of cerastium.
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 | Margaret Armstrong
A smooth cerastium, agreeing in every respect with the large-flowered one, except the hairiness and hoary aspect of the leaves.Lachesis Lapponica | Carl von Linn
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