Moss Campion

Silene acaulis

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Basic Information

Other names

Cushion Pink

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Size

2-6 in

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Blooming Season

Summer

Bloom Color

Pink, Purple

Attracts

Bees

Moss Campion Habitat

Moss Campion or Cushion Pink (Silene acaulis) is native to the high Rocky Mountains through Alaska. It does best with plenty of sun and moist rich soil.

Moss Campion Facts

Moss Campion or Cushion Pink (Silene acaulis) is a beautiful mountain dwelling wildflower. It forms widespread carpet-like pink masses. Its five petal pink blooms are highlighted by glossy green undercoat. Moss Campion can live for a long time, the oldest plant in Alaska is estimated to be around 350 years old.

Moss Campion Distribution



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