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Romanzoffia sitchensis
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Romanzoffia sitchensis in John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor, Oregon
Scientific classification

Romanzoffia sitchensis is a species of flowering plant in the [Borage family[Hydrophylloideae|Waterleaf subfamily]] known by the common name Sitka mistmaiden. It is native to western North America from Alaska through British Columbia and Alberta to far northern California and Montana.

It grows in moist, rocky habitat, such as mountain cliffsides. It grows erect to 20, or occasionally 30, centimeters tall, the base of the stem widened where the overlapping petioles of the leaves emerge. The leaf blades are somewhat rounded or oval and notched into lobes along the edges.

The inflorescence is a loose, curving or drooping cyme of flowers, each on a small, erect pedicel. The flower has a bell- or funnel-shaped corolla which may just exceed a centimeter long, set in a calyx of narrow, thin sepals. The corolla is white in color, usually with a yellow throat. The fruit is a capsule under a centimeter long.

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