Oxyria digyna

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Scientific Name Oxyria digyna USDA PLANTS Symbol OXDI3
Common Name Alpine Sorrel, Mountain Sorrel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 20846
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; rock outcrops, talus slopes, seeps, often in areas of snow accumulation.
Plant: Erect perennial, 1 to 4 reddish stems 2 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal, fleshy kidney-shaped to orbicular, up to 2-1/2 inches on long petioles.
Inflorescence: Many very small flowers, 1/16-inch across, in a tight raceme or panicle with greenish perianth and reddish tepals.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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