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rgs

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Help ID this flower
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:14:32 PM »

Can anyone help ID this flower? I found it a couple of weeks ago near Grand Lake, CO. Thanks

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Re: Help ID this flower
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 01:24:28 AM »

Perhaps Saxifraga aizoides Yellow Mountain saxifrage, Yellow saxifrage.

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 05:41:15 AM »

Looks like a species of Sedum to me. But not one native to England.

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Re: Help ID this flower
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 09:56:38 AM »

Thanks to both of you. These are good suggestions. My best guess so far is Yellow Stonecrop which is a Sedum species but I haven't found any examples with bright red stems and red in the blooms. That's what seemed so unusual when I made the image. The Yellow Mountain saxifrage also seems a good choice. Both appear to grow in rocky soil in alpine areas; exactly where I found mine. Guess I'll keep working on it. Maybe someone from Colorado will know for sure.

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 11:43:48 AM »

My wife the botanist says sedum, not saxifrage, though she doesn't know which species. Could be a mutant of the Yellow Stonecrop, I suppose.
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Re: Help ID this flower
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 12:05:02 PM »

That central stem says Sedum to me.

Habitat? Dry: Sedum. Wet: Saxifrage.

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Re: Help ID this flower
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 12:46:42 PM »

Thanks again to everyone. Doing a keyword search on Yellow Stonecrop found one very much like mine but not quite so red, so I'm going with that.
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