Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Saxifragaceae: Saxifrage

Mostly basal leaves. Flower mostly in 4 or 5 parts, small, in a loose cluster on a thin, erect stem. Very similar to Rosaceae and Crassulaceae.
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Flower Formula:  Sepals 5; Petals 5 Glossary

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Parnassia
gog-stars, grass-of-Parnassus
3 Photo of Parnassia Flowers 5-parted, solitary. Leaves simple, entire. Images   Information
Chrysosplenium
1 Photo of Chrysosplenium Flowers 4-parted, solitary 1/8 inch wide. Leaves simple, entire. Plant not erect. Found in springs. Images   Information
Mitella
bishop's-cap, mitrewort
2 Photo of Mitella Flowers 4-parted, loosely branched, spike-like cluster; petals fringed. Images   Information
Saxifraga
rock-foil
1 Photo of Saxifraga Flowers 5-parted in branched, tall, dense clusters. Leaves simple, hairy, basal. Stem leafless. Images   Information
Tiarella
foam-flower
1 Photo of Tiarella Flowers 5-parted, petals clawed; in branched, spike-like clusters. Leaves mostly smooth, lobed, basal. Stem leafless. Images   Information
Heuchera
alumroot
1 Photo of Heuchera Flowers 5-parted, drooping in narrow panicle. Leaves simple, palmately lobed, basal. Usually sunny habitat. Images   Information
Penthorum
ditch-stonecrop
1 Photo of Penthorum Flowers usually 5 parted in 2-4 branched, wide, terminal cyme. Leaves simple, alternate with serrated edges. Images   Information
Sullivantia
1 Photo of Sullivantia Flowers 5-parted in drooping panicle or cyme. Leaves simple, lobed and toothed, basal, kidney shaped. Usually shady habitat. Images   Information


         
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