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Saxifraga stolonifera  W. Curtis
Creeping saxifrage,   Strawberry geranium
Saxifraga stolonifera is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Saxifraga
Family: Saxifragaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSSaxifraga sarmentosa
Information about  Saxifraga stolonifera from other sources
USDA PLANTS Profile (SAST6)

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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] China, Japan, Korea Native; Habitat, Uses: The plant is native to China, Japan and Korea. But it is widespread in much of the temperate regions of Eurasia and in North America. In their homeland they thrive in forests, in bushes, in meadows, even on rocks, at altitudes of 400 to 4500 meters. It is now used as an ornamental plant worldwide. Uses The foliage is occasionally used fresh or cooked in Japanese cuisine. It was also used as an herbal remedy in classical Japan. It contains quercetin which has been shown to have anti-cancer activity in vitro. (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: 05/24/2024).