Prison Camp 3/19/17 Western Rockjasmine Flower Western Rockjasmine Flower Western Rockjasmine Plant Prison Camp 3/19/17 Western Rockjasmine Plant


Wildflowers of Southern Arizona


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Western Rockjasmine.
Androsace occidentalis.
Primrose (Primulaceae) Family.

Plants annual, inconspicuous, not mat-forming. Leaves in single rosette; petiole obscure; blade lanceolate, oblanceolate, or spatulate, 5-30 × 4-9 mm, base obscurely narrowing to stem, margins with simple hairs, surfaces puberulent, hairs simple. Scapes 1-15, 2-10 cm, glabrescent to puberulent. Inflorescences 3-15-flowered; involucral bracts lanceolate to elliptic or ovate, relatively broad. Pedicels erect to arcuate, slender, unequal, 0.3-3 cm. Flowers: calyx broadly campanulate, ridged, 3-5 mm, lobes erect, broadly lanceolate, apex acute to obtuse; corolla tube equaling or shorter than calyx, limb ca. 3 mm diam. Capsules ± equaling calyx, 3-5 mm. Flowering early-mid summer. Open, grassy meadows, sandy or gravelly open soils, often in disturbed areas; 300-1700 m.

Santa Catalina Mountains
Prison Camp
Location: On Arizona Trail 1/4 mile beyond end of campground road.
4/16/16, 3/19/17

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