Sibbaldia procumbens

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Scientific Name Sibbaldia procumbens USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Creeping Sibbaldia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose)
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine; near snowbanks, on rocky slopes, disturbed areas.
Plant: Spreading, mat-forming perennial up to 4 inches tall; slender stems.
Leaves: Compound basal leaves on long petioles divided into 3 wedge-shaped leaflets, each about 1/4 to 1-inch long, with broad, toothed tips; 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.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Flora of North America.
Colorado Status

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