Taxon  Report   7370    
Saxifraga rufidula  (Small) Fedde
Rusty saxifrage,  Rustyhair saxifrage
Saxifraga rufidula, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
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Bloom Period
Genus: Saxifraga

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

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Saxifraga aequidentata
PLANTS: Saxifraga klickitatensis
PLANTS: Saxifraga occidentalis ssp. rufidula
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More information about  Saxifraga rufidula
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

BONAP Distribution Map

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:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2021).