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Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

Moss campion

Scientific name
Silene acaulis
Plant Family
Plant Group
Delicate pink flowers with four or five small green leaves are the calling card of the Moss campion. It forms dense cushions and is found in alpine areas.
Identification Hints

Delicate pink flowers with four or five small green leaves are the calling card of the Moss campion. It forms dense cushions and is found in alpine areas.

Did You Know?

Moss campion is found in alpine areas of the Rocky Mountains between about 9000-12000 ft. It is also found in other alpine areas like the Scottish highlands and and the Alps. The flowers generally bloom between July and August.

States
AK, AZ, CO, ID, ME, MT, NH, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY