Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Androsace occidentalis Pursh
(Western Rock Jasmine)

Family: Primulacaceae

Status: Native

Androsace arizonica Gray
Androsace occidentalis Pursh var. arizonica (Gray) St. John
Androsace platysepala Wooton & Standley

Androsace occidentalis is a small annual. It bears flowers in umbels at the end of scapes up to 5 cm tall. The bracts of the involucre are ovate rather than lanceolate. The plants only turn reddish with age in the fall.
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Androsace occidentalis, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, May 10, 2007

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