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Moss campion, (Silene acaulis) Svalbard

Moss campion, (Silene acaulis) Svalbard

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Uploaded 14 Nov 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2011
From collection: General collection
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Silene acaulis, or moss campion, is a small mountain-dwelling wildflower that is common all over the high arctic and the higher mountains of Eurasia and North America. It is densely tufted, forming domed cushions composed of long shoots, with four or five small green leaves at their apex and many remnants of old leaves below. The leaves are narrow with short stiff hairs on the margin. Numerous pink (or occasionally, white) flowers, seldom more than one on each shoot. Moss campion has a ...
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