(Alpine Lily)

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Lloydia serotina, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 1202

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Lloydia serotina, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6887

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Lloydia serotina, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 1202

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Lloydia serotina, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 9732

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Lloydia serotina, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 1186

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Lloydia serotina, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 0930

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Lloydia serotina, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 1197

Scientific Name Lloydia serotina USDA PLANTS Symbol LLSE
Common Name Alpine Lily, Alplily ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 42750
Family Liliaceae (Lily) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 14000 ft.); meadows and tundra.
Plant: Weak, slender perennial 2 to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Alternate stem leaves, linear to lanceolate, 3/4 to 3 inches long.
Inflorescence: Usually solitary flowers up to 3/4-inch across with 6 tepals, white or purplish-tinged with greenish bases and purple veins.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
Note: Although all of the literature that I found states that athere are 6 tepals, in one of the images below there are only five.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

© Tom Lebsack 2022

Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County