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Androsace filiformis
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Slender-stemmed Androsace
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Androsace filiformis

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About Slender-stemmed Androsace (Androsace filiformis) Androsace filiformis is a species of flowering plant in the primrose family known by the common names filiform rockjasmine and slender-stemmed androsace. It is an uncommon plant native to the western United States, where it grows in mountain meadows. It is also known from Eurasia. This is a small annual herb forming hairy to hairless patches up to 12 centimeters tall. The basal rosette contains finely toothed leaves up to 2 centimeters long, often much smaller, and oval to nearly triangular in shape. There are generally several open umbels of tiny five-lobed white flowers on long pedicels.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Annual herb

Max. Height
4.7 in (11.9 cm)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Filiform Rockjasmine

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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