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Rhodiola integrifolia (Ledge stonecrop)
Beckers, Eric

Rhodiola integrifolia

Rhodiola integrifolia Raf.

Ledge Stonecrop, King's Crown, Roseroot, Western Roseroot

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)


USDA Symbol: rhin11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

A succulent, leafy plant with erect, clustered stems topped by small, maroon or brownish-purple flowers in head-like bunches.

The similar Red Orpine (R. rhodantha), also known as Rose Crown, has deep pink to nearly white flowers with petals 3/8-1/2" (9-13 mm) long, and each flower has stamens and ovaries; it generally grows in wet places from moderate to high elevations from south-central Montana south to northern Arizona and southern New Mexico. Roseroot (R. rosea) is a similar species found in the East.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Sometimes yellowish at base.


USA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MN , MT , NM , NV , NY , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Across northern North America; in West, south in mountains to southern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; in East south in Minnesota and New York.
Native Habitat: Open areas high in mountains.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rhodiola integrifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhodiola integrifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhodiola integrifolia


Record Modified: 2023-03-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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