Calflora
Taxon  Report   12008    
Saxifraga hyperborea  R. Br.
Pygmy saxifrage
Saxifraga hyperborea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: Saxifragaceae  
Genus: Saxifraga

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Alpine Fell-fields

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPNSaxifraga debilis
PLANTSSaxifraga rivularis var. hyperborea
JEFSaxifraga rivularis
More information about  Saxifraga hyperborea
International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria 2

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2021).