Taxon: Cerastium tomentosum L.

Genus: Cerastium
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Alsinoideae
Tribe: Alsineae
Nomen number: 9895
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:440. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or Cerastium Tomentosum Group, in part]
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Oct-2006
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Nebraska, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States North Carolina
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia, Manitoba

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Hegi, G. et al. 1979. Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. ed. 1:1906-1931; ed. 2:1936-68; ed. 3:1966- (IllF MEur) 3.2:171.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  • Stewart, R. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of West Pakistan and Kashmir. 1972 (L Pak)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Welsh, S. L. & G. Moore Utah Plants. 1973 (Utah Pl)

Check other web resources for Cerastium tomentosum L. :


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image