|Scientific Name||Phyla cuneifolia||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHCU3|
|Common Name||Wedgeleaf Fogfruit||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32194|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to foothills (3500 to 6400 ft); gravelly soils, near stream beds and ponds, sometimes in meadows.
Plant: Low-growing perennial with multiple, prostrate stems 8 to 40 inches long, rooting at nodes.
Leaves: Clusters of opposite, sessile leaves, oblanceolate to obovate or cuneate 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, with a conspicuous midrib; edges with 1 to 4 pairs of teeth close to the leaf tip; surfaces with long, soft hairs.
Inflorescence: Solitary, dense, spherical to cylindrical clusters of many flowers on peduncles arising from leaf axils; flowers less than 1/6-inch across with four unequal spreading lobes, appearing two-lipped, white to pink or purplish; corolla throats yellow, orange or purplish; 4 stamens.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Kansas Wilflowers and Grasses and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County