(Globeflower)

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Trollius albiflorus, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 8926

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Trollius albiflorus, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 9381

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Trollius albiflorus, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 0578

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Trollius albiflorus, Hoosier Ridge, Summit Co. 4793

Scientific Name Trollius albiflorus (Trollius laxus ssp. albiflorus) USDA PLANTS Symbol TRLA14
Common Name Globeflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 522967
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (7500 to 13500 ft.); wet areas in meadows, along ponds, streambanks, near snowfields, and forest openings.
Plant: Erect perennial growing in clumps, short but often up to 20 inches tall; stout, hairless stem.
Leaves: Basal leaves on petioles 1-1/4 to 10 inches long, stem leaves on shorter petioles or sessile; leaf blades deeply palmately-divided into 5 lobes again divided into 3 more; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Single flowers on each stem with 5 to 9 creamy-white sepals in a saucer shape surrounding numerous yellow stamens; sepals become brown-tinged with age; no petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Montana Plant Life.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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