moss pink

a phlox, Phlox subulata, of the eastern U.S., having showy pink to purple flowers.

1855–60 Unabridged
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moss pink
Also called: ground pink a North American plant, Phlox subulata, forming dense mosslike mats: cultivated for its pink, white, or lavender flowers: family Polemoniaceae

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