|Scientific Name||Oxypolis fendleri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||OXFE|
|Common Name||Fendler's Cowbane||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29546|
Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (7800 to 12500 ft.); wet areas in meadows, bogs, streamsides.
Plant: Erect, smooth perennial up to 40 inches tall; weak, hollow stem.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound stem leaves with 7 to 9 lanceolate leaflets with blunt-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Very small white flowers in 5 to 15 compound umbels about 2-1/2 inches across, each with 10 to 20 tiny blossoms about 1/16-inch across with 5 rounded petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and American Southwest.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County