Woodland-Star with Millcreek Ridge
Small-flowered woodland-star(Lithophragma parviflorum) is one of the two relatively common Wasatch species of Lithophragma, a Saxifrage family genus with a Greek name which means, strangely enough, exactly the same what Saxifraga is in Latin: a stone-breaker.
L. parviflorum has white, typically three-lobed petals; the petals of the other woodland-star, a beautiful L. glabrum, tend to be light pink and cut into 5 slender lobes.
Desolation Trail area, with the silhouette of Church Fork Peak in the background. 6/7/2008