Compass Plant - Svalbard

Svalbard / Spitsbergen pictures, travel in the Arctic

Moss campion, Silene acaulis, known as the compass plant because the south side that gets the most sunlight and warmth flowers first, so by looking carefully at a plant, you can see if the open flowers are the first ones and therefore that is south, or if there are others that have already opened and are setting seed meaning that their side is south.

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