|Scientific Name||Rhodiola integrifolia (Sedum integrifolium)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RHIN11|
|Common Name||King's Crown||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||520043|
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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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County