Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Queen's Crown

These pictures represent the first time I have ever seen Queen's Crown (Clementsia rhodantha) in Colorado even though it is in all the flower guides. As it was, this specimen was at the Mt. Goliath Nature Area on Mt. Evans (see my post on the Bristlecone Pines there), so I am not sure if it is planted or natural. In the moist, alpine habitats that this flower prefers, I more commonly see King's Crown. Queen's Crown blooms from in mid-July.

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