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Rhodiola rhodantha (Gray) Jacobsen

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Clementsia rhodantha
Add: Illustration: Clements, Rocky Mt. Fl. pi. 30, f. 1.
32. Insert:
1 la. Villadia diffusa Rose, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 13: 302. 1911.
Caulescent, much branched, somewhat woody at base, glabrous, purplish; leaves alternate, ovate, obtuse, 6 mm. long, glabrous; inflorescence an open spike, 2-12 cm. long; flowers subtended by a leaf-like bract; sepals 2-3 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, green; corolla about 6 mm. long, pinkish, the lobes acute, the tube about one-fourth the whole length; styles slender.
Type locality: On Sierra Blanca, Chiapas. Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
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Per Axel Rydberg. 1918. ROSACEAE (conclusio). North American flora. vol 22(6). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Clementsia rhodantha (A. Gray) Rose, Bull. N. Y. Bot
Gard. 3: 3. 1903.
Sedum rhodanthum A. Gray, Am. Jour. Sci. II. 33 : 405. 1862.
Glabrous; stems several or numerous from a thick rootstock, simple, stout, 1.5-3.5 dm. tall. Leaves linear-oblong to oblanceolate, sessile, numerous, scattered, 1.5-3 cm. long, entire or few-toothed, acutish or blunt ; raceme thyrsoid, usually longer than broad, very dense, sometimes 6 cm. long; pedicels 1-3 mm. long; calyx-segments linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 4-6 mm. long ; petals rose-colored to white, linear-lanceolate, about twice as long as the calyx; stamens nearly as long as the petals, adnate to them below the middle ; follicles erect, their subulate tips slightly spreading.
Type locality : High alpine region of the Rocky Mountains.
Distribution : Meadows and along streams in the Rocky Mountains, Arizona and Utah to Montana.
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John Kunkel SmaII, George Valentine Nash, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose, Per Axel Rydber. 1905. ROSALES, PODOSTEMONACEAE, CRASSULACEAE, PENTHORACEAE and PARNASSIACEAE. North American flora. vol 22(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Rhodiola rhodantha

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Rhodiola rhodantha, common name redpod stonecrop[1] or queen's crown, is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae.[2][3]

Distribution

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Rhodiola rhodantha inflorescences

This species is present in the United States (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).[2] It is native to the Rocky Mountains, at an elevation up to 2,700 metres (8,900 ft) above sea level.

Description

Rhodiola rhodantha can reach a height of about 45 centimetres (18 in). These plants have small, lanceolate and succulent leaves without petiole. They are green at the bottom of the plant whereas at the top they are reddish. The flowers are hermaphrodite, may be rose or reddish and form an inflorescence. They bloom from July to August and the seeds ripen from August to September.[4][5]

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Rhodiola rhodantha: Brief Summary

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Rhodiola rhodantha, common name redpod stonecrop or queen's crown, is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae.

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