Silene acaulis

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Scientific Name Silene acaulis USDA PLANTS Symbol
SIAC
Common Name Moss Campion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
20041
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine; tundra, trailsides.
Plant: Much-branched, short perennial about 2-1/2 inches tall; mat-forming, mossy-looking cushion.
Leaves: Many small, basal, linear to lanceolate grass-like leaves to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Many pink flowers less than 1/2-inch across, 5 notched petals and 10 light-yellow stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
Colorado Status
Native

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