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Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. austromontana, Deep Creek Overlook, White River Plateau, Garfield Co. 4932

Scientific Name Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. austromontana (Saxifraga austromontana) USDA PLANTS Symbol SABRA2
Common Name Dotted Saxifrage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 524663
Family Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6600 to 13500 ft.); spruce forests, rocky areas, crevices.
Plant: Perennnial, compact mat about 2 inches tall; flower stems 5 to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Crowded rosettes of narrow linear to lanceolate blades, up to about 1/2-inch long, un-lobed, hairy edges and spine at tip.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 2 to 10 white flowers atop reddish stems, each less than 1/2-inch across with 5 petals and 5 green/purplish sepals; each petal with several yellow to reddish dots; center ovary surrounded by white stamens. Petals of ssp. austromontana are not clawed (not narrowed at their bases).
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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