Sibbaldia procumbens

(Creeping Sibbaldia)

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Sibbaldia procumbens, FR 679, Ophir Pass Rd., San Juan Co. 8560

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Sibbaldia procumbens, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 9891

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Sibbaldia procumbens, Straight Creek trail, Summit Co. 8623

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Sibbaldia procumbens, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 2234

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Senecio wootonii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 2020

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Sibbaldia procumbens, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 8366

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Sibbaldia procumbens, FR 679, Ophir Pass Rd., San Juan Co. 8565

Scientific Name Sibbaldia procumbens USDA PLANTS Symbol SIPR
Common Name Creeping Sibbaldia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 25308
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9000 to 14000 ft.); rocky slopes, near snowbanks, woodlands and disturbed areas.
Plant: Short, spreading, mat-forming perennial up to 4 inches tall; slender stems.
Leaves: Compound basal leaves on long petioles divided into 3 obovate to oblanceolate leaflets, each about 3/8 to 1-3/8 inches long, with 3 rounded teeth at tips; somewhat hairy surfaces, dark green on top, whitish beneath.
Inflorescence: Tight clusters of very small flowers, 1/4-inch across, each with 5 short, narrow, yellow petals, 5 stamens and 5 prominent, broad, green, hairy sepals, longer than the petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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