Paronychia pulvinata

Alpine Nailwort
Paronychia pulvinata

Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
AKA: Rocky Mountain Nailwort
Photo taken on: July 20, 2014
Location: FS Road 880, Gunnison County, CO
Life Zones: Subalpine and alpine
Habitat: Rocky areas, scree

Grows in a tight, dense cushion less than 2" high with tiny, inconspicuous greenish-white flowers concealed in the leaves. Leaves are narrow and fleshy.

Flora of North America reference.

Green & Brown Flowers