Silene alpestris
Alpine Campion
Caryophyllaceae or Carnation Family
3 to 5 inches tall - white with a slight pink blush
Full sun to part shade
Ordinary garden soil
Early Summer
Propagate by seed, cutting and division (easy)
Photos by Jane Hendrix

Alpine Campion is a lovely, trailing or carpeting species. However, it can become aggressive and overrun other low-growing species. It spreads rapidly by underground rhizomes.