Douglasia laevigata  


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Douglasia laevigata is a spectacular plant in the wild and forms large mats of shocking pink flowers nicely contrasting with the dark green glossy leaves.  It blooms early after snowmelt and the above pictures on the Mount Townsend hike were taken on July 3, 2006


Although more frequently found in the alpine zone above tree line, it can be found at low elevations on open rocky slopes so it is a candidate for growing in the open garden.


Douglasia laevigata is also known as Androsace laevigata according to The Genus Androsace by George Smith and Duncan Lowe published by the Alpine Garden Society, London.







 


Douglasia laevigata is only found in the Pacific Northwest and is a rare plant but it is very common on the Mount Townsend hike.






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