Cercocarpus montanus Raf.

Sometimes this and Cercocarpus breviflorus are considered synonyms, or the latter recognized as a variety of Cercocarpus montanus. The two differ in the leaves being thinner, deciduous, and conspicuously dentate in Cercocarpus montanus, but thicker, ± evergreen, and entire to shallowly dentate apically in Cercocarpus breviflorus.

A flowering branch near Green Creek in western Chaffee County, Colorado, 15 Jun 2008.

Flowers near Green Creek, 15 Jun 2008.

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