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Pink or Red Flowers ( Low, Matted, or Creeping Plants )
Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)

Moss Campion
Silene acaulis

Season: Mid-June to mid-August
Habitat:
 Subalpine and Slightly Above
Height:
 Ground Hugging

Description: This beautiful plant is difficult to miss, and never forgotten. It appears as a moss-like carpet with beautiful pink, five-petaled flowers growing from almost non-existent stems. The plant may form large carpets over dry rocky ground. It's low-lying habit helps protect it from the constant winds found at high elevation.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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