Rhodiola rhodantha

(Queen’s Crown)

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Rhodiola rhodantha, Peak Ten, Summit Co. 3241

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Rhodiola rhodantha, Blue Lakes, Summit Co. 1341

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Rhodiola rhodantha, Lake Emma, Park Co. 1373

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Rhodiola rhodantha, Porphyry Lake, Ouray Co. 0501

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Rhodiola rhodantha, Peak Ten, Summit Co. 1835

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Rhodiola integrifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 1206

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Rhodiola rhodantha, Peak Ten, Summit Co. 7417

Scientific Name Rhodiola rhodantha (Clementsia rhodantha) USDA PLANTS Symbol RHRH4
Common Name Queen's Crown, Rose Crown ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 565455
Family Crassulaceae (Stonecrop) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8500 to 13500); moist areas along streams, ponds and in meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 16 inches tall; unbranched, stout, leafy stem; growing in colonies.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate to ovate leaves, to 1-1/4 inch long, fleshy, smooth, bluish green turning red late in the season.
Inflorescence: Tight, rounded or elongated cluster of Very small blossoms flowers each about 1/8-inch across with 4 pink, rose or white petals and a 4-lobed calyx of pinkish sepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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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