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Lithophragma parviflorum (Hook.) Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Smallflower Woodland-star, Prairie Star, Prairie Rockstar
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)
USDA Symbol: LIPA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Flowers in open, slender racemes have white or pale pink petals cleft into 3 or 5 finger-like lobes; the leaves of plant mostly at base and lower part of stem.
The white or pinkish petals on star-like flowers in racemes are characteristic of the genus. Those species that grow in woods are called Woodland Star. Some species have tiny maroon beads (bulblets) in leaf axils and in place of some flowers; these can grow into new plants.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NE , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: British Columbia to northern California; east to western Nebraska, western South Dakota, Montana, and Alberta.
Native Habitat: Prairies, among sagebrush, and in open forest at lower elevations.
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lithophragma parviflorum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lithophragma parviflorum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lithophragma parviflorum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff