- a phlox, Phlox subulata, of the eastern U.S., having showy pink to purple flowers.
Origin of moss pink
First recorded in 1855–60
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- a North American plant, Phlox subulata, forming dense mosslike mats: cultivated for its pink, white, or lavender flowers: family PolemoniaceaeAlso called: ground pink