Monday, July 13, 2009

Queens Crown


Clementsia rhodantha - Also rose crown. Stonecrop family.
Thrive in wet alpine and subalpine meadows and tundra.
Rhodantha is Greek for rose flower. Queens Crown is rounded
on top and deep to light rose in color and Kings Crown is flatter
on top and maroon to iridescent red/black.

These flowers were in a wet meadow by the Long Lake Trail
in the Colorado Indian Peaks wilderness area.
7-13-09

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