Kelseya uniflora


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Kelseya uniflora is a mat-forming shrub and grows on limestone rock often on vertical faces.  It has tiny blue-green rosettes and small flowers of pinkish white.  The branches have fine hairs on the underside that make their way into any crack that can supply moisture.  Kelseya uniflora grows in abundance on the Hunt Mountain hike on isolated boulders, on cliff faces and on flat rock surfaces at the top of cliffs.  The most prolific growth area is on the South Summit of Hunt Mountain where it grows on Karst features.


Ancient plants have thick woody stems:




















 



Kelseya uniflora is a member of the rose family and grows only on limestone rock on Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.


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