Blooming as early as April, this wildflower’s common name is appropriate. The plant forms a mat of short, woolly leaves that look like moss, and has typical phlox flowers about 10 mm wide.
Royer and Dickinson report the white flowers were used by the Blood tribe to make a yellow dye. (313)
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Royer, France and Richard Dickinson. 2007. Plants of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, AB.