Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Rhodiola integrifolia
king's crown, midsummer-men, roseroot

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, also in the Great Lakes region.

Habitat: Cliffs, talus and ridges, subalpine to alpine, generally where moist in early summer.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Glabrous and somewhat glaucous perennial from a thick root and short, fleshy rhizomes, the stems clustered, erect, 3-15 cm. tall.


Leaves alternate, all cauline, persistent, closely crowded and many times as long as the internode, usually oblanceolate or obovate, flattened but fleshy, 7-20 mm. long and up to 1 cm. broad, entire to serrulate.


Flowers crowded in small, head-like cymes, purple to greenish-purple, mostly imperfect and the plants dioecious; sepals 5, oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 mm. long; petals 5, distinct, fleshy, oblong, 2-3 mm. long; stamens 10, equaling the petals, lacking in the pistillate flowers.


Carpels 5, erect, distinct, the styles very short, divergent.

Accepted Name:
Rhodiola integrifolia Raf.
Publication: Atlantic J. 1: 146. 1832.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Sedum integrifolium (Raf.) A. Nelson
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Rhodiola integrifolia in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Rhodiola integrifolia checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Rhodiola integrifolia information.

E-Flora BC: Rhodiola integrifolia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rhodiola integrifolia photos.

USDA Plants: Rhodiola integrifolia information.

23 photographs:
Group by