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Starry Cerastium
Cerastium arvense
Caryophyllaceae

White Swish

Mats of bright fragrant white flowers almost 3/4" wide from April through early summer, creeping stems with narrow inch-long leaves form mats or tufts, a cool season plant that does most of its growing in spring & fall, groundcover, drought tolerant, likes rocky soil & outcrops, nectar plant for native bees. Along the upper Delaware River you can see it blooming in the spring on the cliffs along with Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). This plant is not to be confused with common chickweed (Stellaria media) or mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum) which are both non-native plants.

Dry To Average
Full Sun
6-10" tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-10b
Perennial

Other names: Large-flowered Meadow Chickweed

Native Range: AK to NL, south to GA, AR, NE, NM & CA

Starry Cerastium 3.5 inch pot $7.75
Starry Cerastium Seed Packet $4.00
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