|Scientific Name||Rhodiola rhodantha (Clementsia rhodantha)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RHRH4|
|Common Name||Queen's Crown, Rose Crown||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||565455|
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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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County