Fort Lewis College Herbarium
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Ashley A. Krich
United States, Colorado, San Juan, East side of County Road 4, about 3 miles south of Cunningham Creek's junction with the Animas River.
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3155 meters (10348ft)
Occurring a few meters up on the steep, West-facing embankment.
A thin layer of soil sits on top of a rocky base, much of which is bare. Sunny area with no shade.
Sepals are a deep blue-purple along the spurs, fading to white at the flared tip. Petals area a matching deep blue-purple. This sepal/petal color fades to lighter purple in older flowers.
Found growing in small groups of 2-3 among other low-lying foliage (Poaceae, Apiaceae, Asteraceae)
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