Oxypolis fendleri

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Scientific Name Oxypolis fendleri USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Fendler's Cowbane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane, subalpine. Wet areas: streamsides, bogs, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 3 feet tall; weak, hollow stem.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound stem leaves with 7 to 9 lanceolate leaflets with blunt-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Very small white flowers in 5 to 15 compound umbels about 2-1/2 inches across, each with 10 to 20 tiny blossoms about 1/16-inch across with 5 rounded petals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and www.americansouthwest.net.
Colorado Status

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