purple saxifrage


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Noun1.purple saxifrage - plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowerspurple saxifrage - plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America
genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga - type genus of the Saxifragaceae; large genus of usually perennial herbs of Arctic and cool regions of northern hemisphere: saxifrage
breakstone, rockfoil, saxifrage - any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga
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COLD COMFORT IMBUING your skin with the survival instincts of an Arctic ice climber, La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion is infused with a bio-tech complex derived from purple saxifrage, Swiss snow algae and saponaria puminara - plants found on the loftiest ledges of the Alps.
Arctic |the stunning visitors Scenes switch from the Arctic desert of Torellneset, where thigmotactic walruses snuggle together on shingle beaches and diminutive purple saxifrage grow in ancient whale graves, to the brilliant 30m ice cliffs of Brasvellbreen, caving to form a sea of Slush Puppy.
Arctic foxes |the stunning visitors could Scenes switch from the Arctic desert of Torellneset, where thigmotactic walruses snuggle together on shingle beaches and diminutive purple saxifrage grow in ancient whale graves, to the brilliant 30m ice cliffs of Brasvellbreen, caving to form a sea of Slush Puppy.