Leptosipkon androsaceus - Androsace-like Leptosiphon. - The name of the genus now before us is derived from the Greek words leptos, slender, and siphon, a tube. Its application is evident.

This is a very pretty hardy annual, of humble growth, varying, in the color of its flowers, from white to pale pink, or purple. It is a valuable little plant for flowering early in the summer from autumn-sown seeds.

The physiologist may be recommended to examine the leaves of this plant, which are deeply divided into segments, always consisting of an even number, as four, six, eight, etc.