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Common Rock Jasmine

Posted by
Rookie (Thimphu, Bhutan) on 9 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This Photo was taken iin Chele La
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Common name: Common Rock Jasmine
Botanical name: Androsace sarmentosa Family: Primulaceae (primrose family)
Common Rock Jasmine is a perennial herb. Leaf rosettes solitary or several forming lax mats, 3-5 cm in diameter - slightly hairy leaves. Umbels of pink flowers with yellow eyes in late spring. It is in flower from July to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. This flower is native to the Himalayas, from Sikkim to Kashmir.
Medicinal uses: [Warning: Unverified information] The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling and coarsening potency. A resolutive, it dries up serous fluids. It is used in the treatment of disorders from tumours, inflammations of fluids and other serous fluid disorders.
Info source: flowersofindia.net

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