all about groundcover carpet forming plants 'Snow in summer'
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Defining Characteristics: Carpet-Forming

Plants that completely blanket areas are the most economical and are great for erosion control. But some can invade a nearby lawn or perennial beds unless stopped by a switch in conditions—shade to sun, for example—or a physical barrier.

Shown: 'Snow in summer' (Cerastium tomentosum)
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