Swiss androsace (or rock-jasmine)

Androsace helvetica

A little gem that grows at very high altitudes but is quite scarce.

Swiss androsace anchors itself in rock crevices by means of a long taproot that enables it to draw on nutrients and water. In the National Park these ball-shaped cushions are found between 2000 and 3200m altitude, for example at Fuorcla Val Sassa or on Piz Quattervals.