|Scientific Name||Sibbaldia procumbens||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SIPR|
|Common Name||Creeping Sibbaldia||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||25308|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9000 to 14000 ft.); rocky slopes, near snowbanks, woodlands and disturbed areas.
Plant: Short, spreading, mat-forming perennial up to 4 inches tall; slender stems.
Leaves: Compound basal leaves on long petioles divided into 3 obovate to oblanceolate leaflets, each about 3/8 to 1-3/8 inches long, with 3 rounded teeth at tips; somewhat hairy surfaces, dark green on top, whitish beneath.
Inflorescence: Tight clusters of very small flowers, 1/4-inch across, each with 5 short, narrow, yellow petals, 5 stamens and 5 prominent, broad, green, hairy sepals, longer than the petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and Flora of North America.
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