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White Flowers ( Five Petals Leafs Mainly Basal )
Primrose Family (Primulaceae)

Fairy Candelabra (Pygmy Flower)
Androsace septentrionalis

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 20 cm

Description: Another delicate, easy to miss flower, the fairy candelabra is a welcome spring flower. The leaves form a basal rosette of narrow, leaves with teeth near the tip. The leaves are up to 3 cm long. A single stem rises, and finally branches into a loose cluster of 5 petaled white flowers. The flowers are only 3 mm in diametre, with a narrow tube in the centre surrounded by a yellow ring.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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