Lithophragma glabrum

Bulbiferous Woodland Star

Erect, sticky, hairy, red-purple stems with few flowers. Basal leaves hairless, deeply divided, leaflets may be divided again, sharp-tipped. Flowers white or pale pink, with 4 or 5 petals so deeply divided into 3–5 parts that they look like long thin petals with very sharp points. Red bulblets, which produce new plantlets, often in leaf axils on upper stem. Grows in grasslands, sagebrush plains, ponderosa or Douglas-fir forests, dry gravelly places, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, N Cascades NP, Wallowas, Columbia Basin, East Gorge, Steens, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes

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