Antarctic Pearlwort

Colobanthus quitensis

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Colobanthus quitensis (Antarctic pearlwort) is one of two native flowering plants found in the Antarctic region. It occurs on the continental edge, as well as the South Orkney Islands and the South Shetland Islands. It has yellow flowers and grows about 5 cm (two inches) tall, with a cushion-like growth habit that gives it a moss-like appearance.

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