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Moss Campion

Silene acaulis

Description:

Another cushion plant of the tundra that inhabits the northern hemisphere. It is one of the fastest growing arctic pants. The oldest living moss campion is 350 years old.

Habitat:

The alpine tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park, at almost 14,000 feet.

Notes:

Picture taken with an iPhone 5.

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Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.33, Long: -105.69

Spotted on Jul 4, 2017
Submitted on Jul 11, 2017

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