|Scientific Name||Polemonium confertum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||POCO26|
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Sky Pilot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||504481|
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10500 to 14000 ft.); open areas, talus and scree slopes.
Plant: Perennial up to 12 inches tall with clumps of erect, sticky stems; sweet-smelling.
Leaves: Mostly basal leaves 2 to 5 inches long, pinnately-divided into many (13-39) small, lobed and sticky leaflets.
Inflorescence: Dense, compact terminal cyme of a several blue-to-lavender tubular to bell-shaped blossoms each almost 1 inch long, 5 lobes; corolla twice as long as calyx; orange anthers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County