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Silene acaulis - Moss Campion

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Caryophyllales - Family: Caryophyllaceae

Moss Campion growing in Rocky Mountain National Park

Moss Campion high in the Dolomite Mountains, Italy

Silene acaulis is increasingly rare in the UK, and now only grows on remote and inaccessible rocky ledges in mountains, including the Snowdonia range in North Wales and a few locations further northwards.

Silene acaulis, Italy

The plant on this page was photographed very high up in Rocky Mountain National Park in the United States of America.

Moss Campion is still common in mountains in the alpine zones of Colorado and Montana. It flowers from the end of June until the end of August.

Moss Campion, Dolomites

The specimens shown on this page were photographed in Italy in July.


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