Five Petals with Maple-like Leaves )
Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)
Habitat: Western Slope Montane
Height: Up to 30 cm
Description: This delicate flower is easily missed, but once discovered, its delicate beauty is delightful. The plant has distinctively maple-like leaves which grow in basal clumps. From these leaves, a slightly hairy stem rises. Part-way up the stem, a single clasping maple-like leaf grows. The stem is tipped with a loose collection of tiny white flowers, each growing on a short stem. The flowers are nodding with long stamens protruding from within the petals.
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