Androsace septentrionalis

pygmyflower - Androsace septentrionalis 08MA19-07
pygmyflower - Androsace septentrionalis 08MA19-11

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characteristics

Diminutive, easily overlooked, with rosettes of reddish dull green leaves and minute pink tinged white flowers. Individual plants can produce up to 90 flowers in one day. Due to shallow roots, this plant will die if the soil dries out. If moisture conditions are good, flowering may continue until snowfall. Rosettes can survive to flower the following summer.
Also known as fairy candelabra.
Some additional information.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
A CW 0.1 0.1 S/PS C M - - - green-dull maroon white

habitat

Gravelly streambeds, moist meadows, field edges and disturbed sites.

uses

Attracts syrphid flies (hoverfly) and small bees.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity