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  Petrorhagia saxifraga (L.) Link var. saxifraga image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Caryophyllaceae
Petrorhagia saxifraga (L.) Link var. saxifraga
saxifrage pink
Petrorhagia: Greek for "stone-breaking"
saxifraga: from Latin saxum, "a rock," and frago, "to break," and referring to the fact that by growing in rock crevices they appear to break rocks
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial forb

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