Common name: Moss campion

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Information: Moss campion grows in a low cushion form in order to shelter itself from high winds and trap heat, moisture and nutrients. Occurs in high mountains along rocky and exposed areas having well-drained soils with adequate moisture supply (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014).

Photo: On an exposed ridge in South Chilcotin Mtns Provincial Park at an approx. elevation of 2150m. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Silene%20acaulis. Accessed: 2020-05-12.

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.