snow-in-summer


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snow-in-sum·mer

(snō′ĭn-sŭm′ər)
n.
A mat-forming perennial herb (Cerastium tomentosum) native to Europe and widely cultivated for its silvery leaves and white flowers.

snow-in-summer

n
(Plants) another name for dusty miller1
[C19: so called from the appearance of its flowers]
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Noun1.snow-in-summer - annual spurge of western United States having showy white-bracted flower clusters and very poisonous milksnow-in-summer - annual spurge of western United States having showy white-bracted flower clusters and very poisonous milk
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
spurge - any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
2.snow-in-summer - chickweed with hairy silver-grey leaves and rather large white flowers
clammy chickweed, mouse eared chickweed, mouse-ear chickweed, mouse ear, chickweed - any of various plants related to the common chickweed
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From the end of May until the end of June, the front yard of Kiyoshi and Erika Agena's home in Lakewood, Colorado, is blanketed by drifts of snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum).
The snow-in-summer has turned out to be a nearly maintenance-free alternative to turf grass.
Snow-in-summer is hardy in all Sunset climate zones.