Saxifraga


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Related to Saxifraga: Saxifraga granulata
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Noun1.Saxifraga - type genus of the SaxifragaceaeSaxifraga - type genus of the Saxifragaceae; large genus of usually perennial herbs of Arctic and cool regions of northern hemisphere: saxifrage
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Saxifragaceae, Saxifragaceae, saxifrage family - a large and diverse family of evergreen or deciduous herbs; widely distributed in northern temperate and cold regions; sometimes includes genera of the family Hydrangeaceae
breakstone, rockfoil, saxifrage - any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga
Saxifraga aizoides, yellow mountain saxifrage - tufted evergreen perennial having ciliate leaves and yellow corymbose flowers often spotted orange
fair-maids-of-France, meadow saxifrage, Saxifraga granulata - rosette-forming perennial having compact panicles of white flowers; Europe
mossy saxifrage, Saxifraga hypnoides - tufted or mat-forming perennial of mountains of Europe; cultivated for its white flowers
Saxifraga occidentalis, western saxifrage - saxifrage having loose clusters of white flowers on hairy stems growing from a cluster of basal leaves; moist slopes of western North America
purple saxifrage, Saxifraga oppositifolia - plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America
Saxifraga stellaris, star saxifrage, starry saxifrage - small often mat-forming alpine plant having small starlike white flowers; Europe
mother-of-thousands, Saxifraga sarmentosam, Saxifraga stolonifera, strawberry geranium, strawberry saxifrage - eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons
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geniculatum; the Asteraceae Liatris helleri, Solidago spithamanea, and Arnoglossum [=Cacalia] rugelia, also endemic; the Crassulaceae Sedum rosea; the Scrofulariaceae Aureolaria patula; the Ranunculaceae Cimifuga ribifolia; the Liliaceae Streptopus amplexifolius; and the Saxifragaceae Saxifraga careyana.
* Floral Emblem: Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia)
Response of Saxifraga oppositifolia to simulated climate change at three contrasting latitudes.
Serviceberry trees (Amelanchier canadensis) and several kinds of wildflowers, such as wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) and early saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), bloom on the summit in spring.
The species present were Cerastium semidecandrum, Phleum arenarium, Saxifraga tridactylites, and Valerianella locusta.
Group C, though dominated by other species, was uniquely characterized by Saxifraga. Of the remaining species, only the wind-dispersed Hypochaeris and Hieracium were characteristic of any group.
1998) and Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae; Johnson and Soltis 1994) as references.
Earlier in the year I had Saxifraga and Primula in flower and now several weeks on the Dianthus and Viola are coming into their own.
Where I live, several different plants are known as London Pride, but none is the lovely little saxifrage (Saxifraga umbrosa) that most people associate with Gertrude Jekyll's cherished London Pride.
Varieties of campanula, eritrichium (alpine forget-me-not), gentiana, pulsatilla, saxifraga and ranunculus were content to grow in bare limestone clefts.