E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Rhodiola integrifolia Raf.
Entire-leaved Stonecrop (roseroot)
Crassulaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia

Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a thick, branched rhizome; mat-forming; stems erect, numerous, branched above, clustered, 5-35 cm tall, glabrous.
Leaves:
Stem leaves egg-shaped to elliptic or oblanceolate, succulent, reduced and scalelike below, larger further up the stem, 0.5-4 cm long, green to pinkish.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters; petals 4, dark purple (female) or yellow (male); stamens longer than the petals.
Fruits:
Follicles, erect with spreading tips, red or purple.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic rocky cliffs, talus slopes and meadows in the lowland to alpine zones; common throughout BC; N to AK, YT and NT, E to AB and S to CO, NV and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Rhodiola integrifolia

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 230 1876 2649
Slope Gradient (%) 0 24 140
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
5 194 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
C
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
137
Modal BEC Zone Class
BAFA
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: AT(16), BAFA(70), cma(6), CWH(1), ESSF(28), ICH(2), IMA(4), MH(2), MS(5), SBS(1), SWB(2)

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Sedum integrifolium (Raf.) A. Nels.

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