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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