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Noun1.diapensia - any boreal low-growing evergreen plant of the genus Diapensia
genus Diapensia - type genus of Diapensiaceae
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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New species have been added to the Scottish flora comparatively recently, for example a relict population of the pincushion plant (Diapensia laponica), found normally in Alaska and Scandinavia, was discovered in Glenfinnan in 1953.
In Alaska, nonstratified seeds of Diapensia lapponica, Chamaedaphne calycidata, Saxifraga tricuspidata and Ledum decumbens showed no or few germinating seeds under short-day conditions (Densmore, 1997).
In total, 13 vascular plant species were identified in these plots: Salix arctica, Cassiope tetragona, Oxytropis arctica, Vaccinium uliginosum, Poa sp., Empetrum nigrum, Diapensia lapponica, Pedicularis hirsuta L., Dryas integrifolia, Oxyria digyna, Salix reticulata, Saxifraga L., and Carex membranacea.