On a walk this week I came across this little plant growing in the gravel of the footpath, a very dry and well trodden route. The plant itself seemed to hug the ground except for the fluffy flowers that stood up and caught my eye. The colouring almost matched the ground, the stems being light ochre brown and the leaves and flowers a pinky red. I've tried to show the growth of the plant with the stems coming out in a circle from the root in the centre. I can't find it anywhere in my field guides and I wonder if anyone out there has an idea of it's identity. I live in Britanny in northern France and the location is within about 500 metres of the sea. I've looked around other places since finding this and haven't seen any more anywhere at all. Help please!