Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Wyoming Rare Plant Field Guide
- Similar Species: Cymopterus alpinus has minutely scabrous, twice-pinnately compound leaves, fruits with thick ribs, and inflorescences exceeding the leaves. Musineon divaricatum is taller, with leafy stems, and scabrous fruit and
inflorescence branches. Shoshonea pulvinata has scabrous fruits and linear leaflets.
- Flowering/Fruiting Period: April-May/June-July.
- Distribution: Endemic to NC Colorado and adjacent Wyoming (Albany Co.).
- Habitat: Cracks and crevices in granite outcrops. Elev. 6500-7500 ft.
- References: Carpenter 1989; Dorn 1992 b; Harrington 1954; Theobald et al. 1964.