Taxon  Report   12008 
Saxifraga hyperborea  R. Br.
Pygmy saxifrage
Saxifraga hyperborea
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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
Genus: Saxifraga
Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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ICPN: Saxifraga debilis
PLANTS: Saxifraga rivularis var. hyperborea
ICPN: Saxifraga rivularis
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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)

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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:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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