The Alpine lychnis (Lychnis alpina) belongs to Caryophyllaceae (the Carnation family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the Circumpolar. This herb grows in meadows, rocky and stony places, 2000-3100m elavation, and can reach 5-10 cm in height. The basal leaves are oblong-lanceolate and arranged in rosette, and the stem leaves are linear. The flowers are pink, rarely white, with notched petals. They bloom in capitate inflorescence from June to August.