The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Botany picture #247: Androsace villosa
Androsace villosa (Primulaceae), France, 2014. A cute little alpine plant whose leaf rosettes remind me somewhat of Sempervivum. I assume the colour of the throat, which can even in this photo be seen to vary between red and yellow, signals to insects whether the flower is in the right stage to be visited.