Taxon  Report   12008    
Saxifraga hyperborea  R. Br.
Pygmy saxifrage
Saxifraga hyperborea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Saxifraga rivularis

Bloom Period
Genus: Saxifraga
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Alpine Fell-fields

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Saxifraga rivularis
ICPN: Saxifraga debilis
PLANTS: Saxifraga rivularis var. hyperborea
More information about  Saxifraga hyperborea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 06, 2020).