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The Silene acaulis

Silène acaule sur le Plateau de la Réchasse.
Credit : PNV - FOLLIET Patrick

Description

This cushion, punctuated by bright pink flowers, is not a moss. The silene acaulis is one of the champions of adapting to the worst. The cushion-like form allows it to reduce day-time and night-time temperature variations that can be significant at these altitudes. Moisture will also be trapped in this hairy, small-leaved stem. The ancient decomposed leaves of the silène acaulis contain nutrients that will allow it to grow and to bloom. A taproot in the cushion’s core will allow it to cling to the steepest terrain.

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Updated at : 21/02/2024
Lat : 45.2789613Lng : 6.7207604

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