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Sonoran Desert Plants
Androsace occidentalis (Western Rock-jasmine)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Androsace occidentalis

Habitat: rocky slopes,mountains
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal,ovate to lanceolate,simple,entire,
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Primulaceae (primrose family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 31 (13.7 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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