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MOSS CAMPION Silene acaulis (Caryophyllaceae) Prostrate<br />
Charming, cushion-forming perennial. Found on mountain tops and rocky ledges, but also near the sea in the far N. FLOWERS are pink, 9-12mm across and 5-petalled (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow and densely packed, creating a moss-like appearance to cushion. STATUS-Local on suitable mountains, from Wales northwards.
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MOSS CAMPION Silene acaulis (Caryophyllaceae) Prostrate
Charming, cushion-forming perennial. Found on mountain tops and rocky ledges, but also near the sea in the far N. FLOWERS are pink, 9-12mm across and 5-petalled (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow and densely packed, creating a moss-like appearance to cushion. STATUS-Local on suitable mountains, from Wales northwards.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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