Oreoxis alpina

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Scientific Name Oreoxis alpina USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Tundra Alpine-parsley, Alpine Parsley ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to Alpine; rocky slopes, tundra.
Plant: Short perennial less than 4 inches tall; sideways-growing, leaf and flower stalks reddish near bases.
Leaves: Thick, compound basal leaves about 1 inch or less long, once or twice pinnately-divided into pointed, dark green leaflets that are linear or narrowly elliptic.
Inflorescence: Compact, compound umbel 3/8 to 3/4-inch across with many tiny yellow flowers.
References: Descr. adapted from www.swcoloradowildflowers.com, www.americansouthwest.net and University of Wyoming Species Abstract by Walter Fertig.
Colorado Status

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