|Scientific Name||Chionophila jamesii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHJA|
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Snowlover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33511|
|Family||Plantaginaceae (Plantain) formerly Scrophulariaceae||University of Wyoming Ref.||Click Here|
Life zones and habitat: Alpine (11000 to 14000 ft.); wet tundra, near snow banks and in rocky areas.
Plant: Erect or leaning perennial 2 to 4 inches tall, may have purplish tinge along stem and inflorence.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves, fleshy, lanceolate or spatulate, 1-1/2 inches long; stem leaves smaller and linear.
Inflorescence: One-sided cluster of a few to several tubular, two-lipped flowers with wavy brown edges, 3/4-inch long with greenish-white calyx.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel, and Wyoming State Species Abstract by Walter Fertig.
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