Faroes:Stamps on Mountain Flowers

\"\"Faroes has released 2 stamps on mountain flowers on 26th April 2011.The plant is widely known as red campion, while its botanical name is Silene dioica. Red campion is a member of the carnation family, of the genus Silene. Only in the Faroe Islands is the word ‘mountain’ linked to the plant’s name, so the Faroese name is accepted as being original.Red campion grows in steep rocky slopes and in inaccessible lower-mountain areas. Red campion is a rare plant. It is not found on any of the smaller islands or on Sandoy or Eysturoy. It is considered to be an indigenous Faroese plant, i.e. it was brought to the islands by the wind, ocean currents or birds and not by human activity.

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