Lithophragma glabrum

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Scientific Name Lithophragma glabrum USDA PLANTS Symbol LIGL2
Common Name Woodland Star ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24395
Family Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6500 to 10000 ft.); meadows, aspen groves, openings and slopes.
Plant: Slender perennial 4 to 14 inches tall, reddish hairy stem with numerous small bulblets at the axils.
Leaves: Mostly basal, with petioles 1/2 to 1 inch long; blades 1/2 to 1-3/4 inches across deeply cleft to the base into 5 wedge-shaped segments, usually having 3 rounded teeth; stem leaves similar but smaller, often with reddish-purple bulblets in their axils.
Inflorescence: Small pink to (rarely) white flowers, easily overlooked; 5 petals up to 1/3 inch long, deeply cleft into 3 or more segments.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Burke Museum of Natural History and SEINet.
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