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Evergreen Rock Jasmine   
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Evergreen Rock Jasmine
P Native Herb
Photo: Dinesh Valke
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.

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