Rock jasmine (Androsace sarmentosa) belongs to the Primulaceae (the Primrose family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is distributed in the Central Asia, from Kashmir through western China. This herb grows in mixed forests, rocky slopes and open woodland, at an elevation 2700-4000 m above sea level, and up to a height of about 30 cm. The leaves are elliptic-oblanceolate, and form deep-green compact rosettes. The flowers are bright pink to purple with a yellow center, 7-9 mm in diameter, and bloom in umbels from June to August.