Calflora
Taxon  Report   12008    
Saxifraga hyperborea  R. Br.
Pygmy saxifrage
Saxifraga hyperborea
© 1982 Dean Wm. Taylor
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Saxifraga hyperborea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Saxifraga hyperborea
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Family: SAXIFRAGACEAE  
Genus: Saxifraga
Communities: Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Saxifraga debilis
PLANTS: Saxifraga rivularis var. hyperborea
ICPN: Saxifraga rivularis
More information about  Saxifraga hyperborea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAHY)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Saxifraga:  from the Latin saxum, "a rock," and frango, "to break," and referring to the fact that by growing in rock crevices they appear to break rocks (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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