Polemoniaceae
Collomia debilis

Alpine Collomia

Prostrate plant with sprawling stems in talus. Stems and leaves hairless or coated with fine hairs, sometimes including glands. Stem branched, often turned upward, leaves crowded toward tips. Leaves oval, with wide tip, can be shallowly to deeply divided or entire. Flowers in cluster at end of short stems just beyond leaves. Flower bell-shaped, with 5 lobes, often lavender, blue, pink, sometimes yellowish white, with 5 stamens. Grows in rocky slopes at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--6 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes