Rock Creek Area

Alpine Flames (Pyrrocoma apargioides) tend to grow on rocky slopes and meadows at elevations from 7500-12000 feet. The stems are decumbent (lying on the ground, then turning up) or upright, reddish, and hairless to slightly woolly. Most of the leaves are located around the base. They are thick and leathery, lance-shaped with large sawteeth along the edges.