Calflora
Taxon  Report   7371    
Saxifraga stolonifera  W. Curtis
Creeping saxifrage,  Strawberry geranium
Saxifraga stolonifera
© Charles Webber1998 California Academy of Sciences
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Saxifraga stolonifera, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Family: SAXIFRAGACEAE  
Genus: Saxifraga
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Saxifraga sarmentosa
More information about  Saxifraga stolonifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAST6)

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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 14, 2018).

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