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Androsace septentrionalis (Pygmyflower rockjasmine)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Androsace septentrionalis

Pygmyflower rockjasmine, Northern fairy candelabra

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

USDA Symbol: anse4

USDA Native Status:

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 Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MN , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , SK
Native Distribution: Throughout western mountains and east across Great Plains to Mississippi Valley.
Native Habitat: Moist mountain soil.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Androsace septentrionalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Androsace septentrionalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Androsace septentrionalis


Record Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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