Androsace septentrionalis

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Scientific Name Androsace septentrionalis USDA PLANTS Symbol ANSE4
Common Name Northern Fairy-Candelabra, Pygmyflower Rockjasmine ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 23935
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5100 to 14500 ft.); roadsides, meadows, open woods, tundra.
Plant: Annual from less than an inch at high altitudes to to 8 inches tall, smooth, wirey green to reddish stems and long, slender flower stalks.
Leaves: Basal rosette leaves 1/4 to 2-3/8 inches long, lanceolate to spatulate, edges toothed near tips, blades somewhat to densely hairy.
Inflorescence: Very small (less than 1/4-inch across) white flowers in umbels with 5 rounded corolla lobes and pointed calyx lobes below.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, and others.
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