Androsace septentrionalis

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Scientific Name Androsace septentrionalis USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Northern Fairy-Candelabra, Pygmyflower Rockjasmine ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine. Meadows, open woods, tundra.
Plant: Annual to 8 inches tall (much less at high altitudes), smooth, wirey green to reddish stems and long, slender flower stalks.
Leaves: Basal rosette leaves to 1 inch long, lance- to spoon-shaped, toothed edges near tip.
Inflorescence: Very small (1/4-inch across) white flowers in umbels with 5 rounded petals and pointed calyx lobes (sepals).
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, and others.
Colorado Status

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