moss campion


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moss campion

n.
A low-growing plant (Silene acaulis) in the pink family, having pink or violet flowers and forming dense, cushionlike mats in alpine and Arctic regions.
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Noun1.moss campion - tuft- or mat-forming dwarf perennial of Arctic regions of western and central Europe and North America
genus Silene - large widely distributed genus of plants having mostly showy flowers of various colors: campion; catchfly
campion, catchfly, silene - any plant of the genus Silene
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He said: "Given its north-facing aspect, Cwm Idwal is the most southerly place in Britain where Arctic plants such as moss campion and the Snowdon Lily can be found.
Indeed the mountain is the most southerly location for several Arctic Alpine plants, such as mountain sorrel, moss campion and the stiff sedge.
On the ledges, beyond the reach of people and goats, grow moss campion, mountain avens, Welsh poppy, alpine lady's mantle, Snowdon Lily and purple saxifrage.