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Micranthes nidifica  (Greene) Small
Peak saxifrage
Micranthes nidifica is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Micranthes
Family: Saxifragaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFSaxifraga nidifica var. nidifica
ICPNSaxifraga nidifica
PLANTSSaxifraga nidifica
Information about  Micranthes nidifica from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Micranthes nidifica, the peak saxifrage, is a species of plant in the saxifrage family. It is native to the northwestern United States, where it grows in moist habitat, often in mountainous areas. It is a perennial herb growing from a caudex and system of rhizomes and producing a basal rosette of leaves. Each leaf is up to 10 centimeters long with a smooth-edged or minutely toothed blade on a thin petiole. The inflorescence arises on a peduncle up to half a meter tall and bears clusters of flowers with white petals. (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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/24/2024).