Dr. Nina Hewitt

Luetkea pectinata (Pursh) Kuntze

Common name: Partridge-foot

Family: Rosacea

Description: Species with white flowers; leaves are fine feathery and largely concealed among the broader leaved species – for plant illustration see: http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Images/Drawings/big/PDROS11010.jpg from The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia in Klinkenberg (2020)

Information: At its base, this plant has evergreen leaves that remain even when dead. This plant is found in wet areas in subalpine to alpine zones such as forest openings, meadows, heaths, and scree slopes (Douglas, G.W. et al.).

Photo: A meadow in the Manning Park alpine area at an approx. elevation of 1950m. N. Hewitt, July 9 2019.


Sources and additional information:

Douglas, G.W. et al., The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, in Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Accessed: 2020-05-12.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Luetkea%20pectinata. Accessed: 2020-05-12.

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