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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Androsace septentrionalis L.
Pygmyflower rockjasmine, Northern fairy candelabra
USDA Symbol: ANSE4
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
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Throughout western mountains and east across Great Plains to Mississippi Valley. Native Habitat:
Moist mountain soil.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: TWC Staff