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Micranthes bryophora  (A. Gray) Brouillet & Gornall
Bud saxifrage
Micranthes bryophora is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Micranthes
Family: Saxifragaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFSaxifraga bryophora var. bryophora
JEFSaxifraga bryophora
Information about  Micranthes bryophora from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Micranthes bryophora is a species of flowering plant known by the common name bud saxifrage.[1] It is native to the western United States, where its two varieties are geographically separated. The more common var. bryophora is endemic to the mountains of California, and the rare var. tobiasiae is known only from the Payette National Forest of western Idaho.[2][3] This plant is a perennial herb producing a basal rosette of fleshy, hairy, lance-shaped leaves up to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence arises on a peduncle up to 25 centimeters tall with widely spaced flowers, each at the tip of a pedicel. The inflorescence also contains reproductive bulblets. Each flower has five spade-shaped petals which are white with two golden spots near the base. At the center are ten stamens tipped with red anthers. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/06/2023).