Lithophragma tenellum

Slender Woodland Star

Tuft with sticky, hairy, upright stems, not purplish. Basal leaves deeply divided into 3 lobes, divided again to 3, teeth more or less round, no bulblets in leaf axils. Flowers 12 or fewer in raceme that elongates as flowers open, petals white or pale pink, 3 shallow lobes on each tip and 2 much smaller lobes at base, not as deeply cut as in L. glabrum but similar to those of L. parviflorum. Grows in sagebrush plains to pine forests, dry places, rocky slopes, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--12 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: Yes