|Scientific Name||Polemonium viscosum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||POVI|
|Common Name||Sky Pilot, Sticky Polemonium||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31025|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9500 to 14500 ft.); open areas in high meadows and tundra.
Plant: Perennial up to 12 inches tall with clumps of erect, sticky stems; foul-smelling.
Leaves: Mostly basal leaves 2 to 5 inches long, pinnately-divided into many (13-39) small, lobed and sticky leaflets.
Inflorescence:Dense, compact terminal cyme of a several deep purple to blue-violet tubular to funnel-shaped blossoms each almost 1 inch long, 5 lobes; corolla about as long as calyx, or shorter; yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County