Androsace septentrionalis?

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Orlowski
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Joined: 2010-02-01
Androsace septentrionalis?

Hi All,
I started this from seed last year. They came from the NARGS exchange but just labeled as Androsace. They have been blooming for a little while. Am I correct in my ID? Click on the pics to enlarge.


Thanks,
Remy

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

It certainly looks like it!  I've also had it from NARGS seed, and seen it in the wild, and it also shows up occasionally in the garden.
Here's a description from Moss & Packer (Flora of Alberta, 2nd Ed.), if you'd like to compare in more detail:
"Small scapose annual (usually winter annual) or possibly short-lived perennial; leaves linear-oblanceolate, 5-25 mm long, entire or toothed, glabrous or puberulent; scapes 1-numerous, 2-25 cm tall, glabrous to puberulent; involucral bracts lanceolate to subulate, 1-3 mm long; pedicels 3-20, ascending or spreading; calyx-tube cup-shaped, 5-ridged, pale, longer than the sharply triangular or subulate lobes; corolla white or pinkish, about as long as the calyx; capsule many-seeded"  (pg. 450).

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Orlowski
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Joined: 2010-02-01

Thank you! :)

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