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Smallflower Woodland-star - Lithophragma parviflorum

Family: Saxifragaceae - Saxifrage family Genus Common Name: Woodland-star Native Status: Native
Lithophragma parviflorum - Smallflower Woodland-star. Found in 11 western states, this small flower grabs attention as you walk the trails due to the lobed petals, giving it a star-like appearance. It is common, found usually at altitudes of close to 5,000 feet and higher.

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Lithophragma parviflorum

Distribution of Lithophragma parviflorum in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID Date: 2010-June-15Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
The flower of Lithophragma parviflorum has 5 petals, each petal having 3 lobes.
Lithophragma parviflorum

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