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White Flowers ( Five Notched Petals )
Borage Family (Boraginaceae)

Fringe Cup
Lithophragma parviflora

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Western Slope Montane
Height:
 Up to 50 cm

Description: This unique flower has several basal, maple-style leaves with 5 lobes and rounded teeth along the margin. The leaves are up to 5 cm long. The stem is largely leaf free until a cluster of white flowers with deeply cleft petals. Although there are only 5 petals, they are deeply cut into three lobes. In some cases, a close glance will be necessary to identify the individual petals. It may appear that there are many petals, as the clefts may cut almost to the base of the petal. The flowers are approximately 2.5 cm in diametre.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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