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Diapensia lapponica


Found in high exposed places or on arctic tundra.


They grow in low growing mats and bloom in summer. The flowers are white, with 5 fused petals. They have tiny, waxy, evergreen leaves that form small bunches around the flowers.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flowers regular with 5 petals
  • Flower Color: White
  • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (Low and creeping forming dense clusters on mountaintops)
  • Leaf Type: Narrow, entire (smooth edge) and growing in tight clusters

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