Androsace alpina (NL: Alpenmansschild, Zwitsers mansschild / EN: Alpine Rock-Jasmine / DE: Alpen-Mannsschild, Gletscher-Mannsschild / FR: Androsace des Alpes) is an alpine plant, endemic to the Alps. It grows on silicaceous substrates, particularly granite, and is one of the few plants in the Alps to grow above 4000 metres. The flowers of A. alpina are white or pink (often both on the same plant), and in the short flowering season can be so densely packed that they completely shade the foliage.
Image: Pontresina (CH) – 11/07/2012
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