moss pink definition

  • noun:
    • A low-growing eastern united states plant (Phlox subulata) creating thick, mosslike mats and commonly cultivated for the profuse red or white blossoms.
    • a plant of genus Phlox (Phlox subulata), developing in spots on dried out rugged hills in the Middle United States, and frequently cultivated for the handsome blossoms.
    • See under Moss.
    • reasonable tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white plants; native to United States and commonly cultivated as a ground cover
    • low wiry-stemmed branching natural herb or southern California having fringed red flowers

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