Rhodiola integrifolia

(King’s Crown)

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Rhodiola integrifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 3666

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Rhodiola integrifolia, Black Powder Pass Trail, Summit Co. 0325

Rhodiola integrifolia, Black Powder Pass Trail, Summit Co. 0318

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Rhodiola integrifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 0925

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Rhodiola integrifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 1206

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Early frost, Rhodiola integrifolia, Lake Emma, Park Co. 4426

Scientific Name Rhodiola integrifolia (Sedum integrifolium) USDA PLANTS Symbol RHIN11
Common Name King's Crown ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 520043
Family Crassulaceae (Stonecrop) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9000 to 14000 ft.); moist areas along streams, meadows and in rock crevices.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 12 inches tall; unbranched, stout, leafy stem; growing in colonies.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate to ovate or elliptic leaves, to 1-1/2 inch long, fleshy, smooth, bluish green turning red late in the season.
Inflorescence: Very small blossoms clustered in a tight, rounded cyme, each about 1/8-inch across with 4 purple or reddish petals and a 4-lobed calyx of purple or reddish sepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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