CPC Plant Profile: James' False Saxifrage
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James' False Saxifrage (Telesonix jamesii)

Photo Credit: Alexandra Seglias
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • State: CO, ID, NM
  • Nature Serve ID: 136832
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 10/31/2018

Rhizomatous, mat-forming forb. Stems and leaves are glandular pubescent. Flowering stem ascends from a basal cluster of crenate leaves. Inflorescence is a paniculate cyme or solitary flower. Reddish pink petals.

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Alexandra Seglias
  • 01/30/2019

Seed was collected in 2018 from the Pikes Peak area. A portion of the collection was sent to NLGRP for long-term backup storage, and a portion was kept at the Gardens for research purposes and long-term storage. 

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Taxon Telesonix jamesii
Family Saxifragaceae
CPC Number 44593
ITIS 24525
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Telesonix jamesii
Distribution Endemic to Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park south to the Pikes Peak region. 
State Rank
State State Rank
Colorado S2
Idaho S1
New Mexico SNR

Talus slopes, cliffs, cool crevices, and ledges.

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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