(Brook Saxifrage)

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Micranthes odontoloma, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 1654/1665

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Micranthes odontoloma, Georgia Pass, Summit Co. 6092

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Micranthes odontoloma, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 0592

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Micranthes odontoloma, Indiana Creek, Summit Co. 1685

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Micranthes odontoloma, Gold Dust Trail, Park Co. 6732

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Micranthes odontoloma, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 1668

Scientific Name Micranthes odontoloma (Saxifraga odontoloma) USDA PLANTS Symbol SAOD2
b>Common Name Brook Saxifrage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 517096
Family Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (7500 to 13000 ft). Wet areas in meadows, bogs, near steams.
Plant: Slender, delicate perennial up to 20 inches tall, leafless stem.
Leaves: Basal, blades more or less circular, 2 to 4 inches across with cordate base and indented or toothed edges; petiole 1 to 12 inches long.
Inflorescence: Ten or more small flowers in a loose panicle, each with a red calyx, 5 white petals and 10 white stamens with anthers turning red or orange.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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