Rhodiola species

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Scientific Name Rhodiola integrifolia (Sedum integrifolium) USDA PLANTS Symbol RHIN11
Common Name King's Crown ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 520043
Family Crassulaceae (Stonecrop) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; moist areas along streams, meadows and in rock crevices.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 12 inches tall; unbranched, stout, leafy stem; growing in colonies.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate to ovate or elliptic leaves, to 1-1/2 inch long, fleshy, smooth, bluish green turning red late in the season.
Inflorescence: Very small blossoms clustered in a tight, rounded cyme, each about 1/8-inch across with 4 purple or reddish petals and a 4-lobed calyx of purple or reddish sepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native
Scientific Name Rhodiola rhodantha (Clementsia rhodantha) USDA PLANTS Symbol RHRH4
Common Name Queen's Crown, Rose Crown ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 565455
Family Crassulaceae (Stonecrop) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; moist areas along streams, ponds and in meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 16 inches tall; unbranched, stout, leafy stem; growing in colonies.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate to ovate leaves, to 1-1/4 inch long, fleshy, smooth, bluish green turning red late in the season.
Inflorescence: Tight, rounded or elongated cluster of Very small blossoms flowers each about 1/8-inch across with 4 pink, rose or white petals and a 4-lobed calyx of pinkish sepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native



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