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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Androsace septentrionalis L.
Pygmyflower rockjasmine, Northern fairy candelabra
USDA Symbol: ANSE4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A small plant with a basal rosette of leaves and several erect stalks ending in an open umbel of small white flowers.
This small, very slender plant is often overlooked. Its umbels of white flowers resemble miniature star bursts.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MN , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Throughout western mountains and east across Great Plains to Mississippi Valley. Native Habitat:
Moist mountain soil. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
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Record Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: TWC Staff