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  Saxifraga pensylvanica L. image
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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Saxifragaceae
Saxifraga pensylvanica L.
eastern swamp saxifrage, swamp saxifrage, wild beet
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
pensylvanica: of Pennsylvania
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems hairy
Flower: green to white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a large, branched cluster (cyme-panicle) dense early, then spreading and elongating with age; blooms May-June
Leaf:lance-like, stalkless, all basal
Habitat: wet to moderate moisture; meadows, woods, bogs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Micranthes pensylvanica (L.) Haw.
Saxifraga crassicarpa A.M.Johnson
Saxifraga forbesii Vasey
Saxifraga forbesii Vasey f. bracteosa G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. f. fultior Fernald
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. f. purpuripetala (A.M.Johnson) House
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. eupensylvanica G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. eupensylvanica G.W.Burns f. fultior (Fernald) G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. interior G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. interior G.W.Burns var. crassicarpa (A.M.Johnson) G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. interior G.W.Burns var. congesta G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. interior G.W.Burns var. crassicarpa (A.M.Johnson) G.W.Burns f. bracteata G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. pensylvanica
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. subsp. tenuirostrata G.W.Burns
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. var. crassicarpa (A.M.Johnson) Bush
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. var. forbesii (Vasey) Engl. & Irmsch.
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. var. fultior (Fernald) Bush
Saxifraga pensylvanica L. var. purpuripetala (A.M.Johnson) Bush
Saxifraga purpuripetala A.M.Johnson

         
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