Species Profile: Moss Campion

By Drew Higgins (Carleton College) Moss Campion (Silene acaulis) Moss-like mats Occurs in rocky, alpine environments Silene acaulis Salverform flowers (composed of united petals forming a tube that spreads at the open end) Cushion of moss (also called “cushion pink”) Aromatic flowers like lilac Moist but well-drained areas Pink, lilac, or purple flowers Inserts long woody…