moss campion

noun

: a low growing perennial herb (Silene acaulis) that has small linear leaves and solitary terminal purplish flowers and forms dense mosslike tussocks on barren cliffs and mountains of the northern hemisphere

called also carpet pink, cushion pink

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“Moss campion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moss%20campion. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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