Queen’s Crown (Rhodiola rhodantha), aka Redpod Stonecrop, can be found in Colorado’s sub-alpine and alpine meadows and wetlands. Unlike its cousin, the Yellow Stonecrop, the Queen’s Crown likes to gather along streams and other wet, marshy spots. A closely related species, King’s Crown, can be found in the same habitat (but it’s not nearly as pretty if you ask me).

The young leaves of the Queen’s Crown plant can be chopped finely and added to salads, soups, or stews. They are high in Vitamins A and C.

queen's crown

queen's crown

queen's crown

queen's crown

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