One of the things I like about going for hikes in the mountains of Labrador is to look at the alpines. Mostly they grow in clumps close to the soil and you have to get up close to realise their true beauty. This plant is the only species in the Diapensia genus although two subspecies exist. Those being Diapensia lapponica subsp. lapponica and Diapensia lapponica subsp. obovata.