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)
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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