Syn.: Androsace arguta Greene, Androsace bungeana Schischk. et Bobrov, Androsace capitata Willd. ex Roem. et Schult., Androsace chamaejasme var. arctica R. Knuth, Androsace chamaejasme var. capitata (Willd.) R. Knuth, Androsace chamaejasme subsp. capitata (Willd. ex Roem. et Schult.) Korobkov, Androsace chamaejasme var. ciliata (Trautv.) R. Knuth, Androsace chamaejasme subsp. lehmanniana (Spreng.) Hultén, Androsace chamaejasme var. lehmanniana (Spreng.) B. Boivin, Androsace chamaejasme var. paramushirensis Kudô, Androsace chamaejasme var. triflora (Adams) R. Knuth, Androsace friesii Trautv., Androsace hirsuta R. Knuth, Androsace olgae Ovcz., Androsace septentrionalis var. ciliata Trautv., Androsace triflora Adans., Androsace villosa var. latifolia Ledeb., Primula friesii Kuntze, Primula triflora Kuntze
Family: Primulaceae Juss.
Androsace lehmanniana
Distribution: Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, northern China and Siberia, and in North America from Alaska and Yukon through the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta to Montana.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, open areas, tundra, from sea level to 4000 m. Blooms in June and July.
Androsace lehmanniana
Description: Perennial herb, flowering stems 2–10 cm tall, forming dense mats. Leaves in multiple rosettes, sessile, ligulate to oblong, dimorphic between inner and outer leaves, 3–15 × 3–4 mm, margins ciliate with simple hairs. Inflorescence 3–8-flowered, umbel-like, peduncle hairy, bracts lanceolate to ovate, broad; pedicels erect, 0.5–1.5 mm; calyx campanulate to subglobose, 3–5 mm, lobes erect; corolla creamy white, with yellow, orange or pink centre, fragrant, 8–10 mm across, pentamerous. Fruit is a capsule, 2–3 mm long.
Androsace lehmanniana
Androsace lehmanniana
These images were taken in Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Griffith Woods Park (by Karel Bergmann, July 2012) and Canada, Alberta, Banff NP, Parker Ridge (by Vít Grulich, July 19, 2007).