Androsace spinulifera?

Submitted by Lori S. on

I've got lots of these, grown from seed this winter... any opinions on whether they really are Androsace spinulifera?  

I recall from this post that Androsace spinulifera takes on its spiny appearance with the winter resting buds:


The leaves on my plants are slightly toothed and Doreen's were not.

However, I note that these seedlings do look quite similar to the product of the Androsace fedtschenkoi seed that I bought from the same vendor:



Submitted by Cockcroft on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 18:40

Hi, Lori,

I'd say no -- I have pictures of Androsace spinulifera in the wild in China and your seedling's leaves don't match at all.

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 20:31

In reply to by Cockcroft

Thanks, Claire.  

Rats!  Between the A. fedtschenkoi and whatever this is, if not more of the same, I've got about two dozen not-quite-what-I-had-in-mind Androsace seedlings.... yikes.  ;-)