The thick, evergreen tufts of the Moss Pink, which spread over dry, sandy, or rocky ground and hillsides, forming dense moss-like patches, are fairly smothered with the dark-eyed, pink, purple, or white blossoms from April to June. The slender, creeping, leafy stalk is much branched, and grows only several inches high. The numerous stiff, sharp-pointed, spreading green leaves are very narrow, and are set upon the stem in frequent, whorling clusters. The five spreading, wedge-shaped divisions of the tubular corolla are notched at the broadened apex. The many flowers are gathered in crowded terminal clusters. This low-growing Pink is found from New York to Florida, and west to Michigan and Kentucky.