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moss pink

moss pink

n
(Plants) a North American plant, Phlox subulata, forming dense mosslike mats: cultivated for its pink, white, or lavender flowers: family Polemoniaceae. Also called: ground pink or creeping phlox

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n.
a phlox, Phlox subulata, of the eastern U.S., having showy pink to purple flowers.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.moss pink - low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California having fringed pink flowersmoss pink - low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California having fringed pink flowers
phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
genus Linanthus, Linanthus - a genus of herbs of the family Polemoniaceae; found in western United States
2.moss pink - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowersmoss pink - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover
phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
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