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Saxifraga rufidula  (Small) Fedde
Rusty saxifrage,   Rustyhair saxifrage
Saxifraga rufidula is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Saxifraga
Family: Saxifragaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSSaxifraga aequidentata
PLANTSSaxifraga klickitatensis
PLANTSSaxifraga occidentalis ssp. rufidula
PLANTSSaxifraga occidentalis var. aequidentata
PLANTSSaxifraga occidentalis var. rufidula
Information about  Saxifraga rufidula from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

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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)

[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Micranthes rufidula is a species of flowering plant known by the common name rustyhair saxifrage. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Oregon, and one location in northern California. It grows in moist, open and rocky habitat in mountainous areas. It is a perennial herb growing from a small caudex and system of rhizomes. The leaves have oval blades lined with blunt teeth borne on long petioles. The inflorescence arises on a hairy peduncle, the flowers bearing white petals. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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: 05/28/2024).