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Androsace lactea



Androsace lactea, the milkwhite rock jasmine, is an alpine plant, in the family Primulaceae.

Description

Androsace lactea can reach a height of 5 -. This plant produces rosettes of leaves with a diameter of about 2 -. The leaves are shining dark green, linear or lightly elliptic. Flowers are white with a yellow centre, 10 - in diameter, with broadly notched petals. They bloom from May to August.

Distribution

Androsace lactea is endemic to the Alps and Carpathians.

Habitat

This plant prefers limestone rocks, screes and meadows, at an elevation of 500 - above sea level.