Common name: Evergreen Rock Jasmine
Botanical name: Androsace sempervivoides Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Evergreen Rock Jasmine is a perennial herb which grown on
mountain slopes of Western Himalayas, at altitudes of 3000-4000 m. The
species name sempervivoides means, appearing to be ever alive.
This flower is distinguished
by by its relatively large compact rosettes of leaves, 1.5-2.5 cm across,
borne at the ends of spreading branches. Leaves are either inverted-egg
shaped or spoon shaped. Flowers are pink, 8-10 mm across, with a yellow or
orange eye at the center. Flowers occur in compact umbels on flowering
branches. Bracts are narrow elliptic, hairy. Flowering: June-August.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
|Photographed at Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh.|