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Hydatica petiolaris [= Saxifraga michauxii, Micranthes petiolaris]

Cliff Saxifrage, Michaux's Saxifrage

Scientific Name:

Hydatica petiolaris [= Saxifraga michauxii, Micranthes petiolaris]

Genus:

Hydatica

Species Epithet:

petiolaris

Common Name:

Cliff Saxifrage, Michaux's Saxifrage

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

In crevices in exposed rock outcrops at high elevations, other rock outcrops (moist to rather dry), periglacial boulderfields, rocky seeps (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

In Situ

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Tom Harville

Leaves

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Tom Harville

Bloom

Note the yellow spots

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Tom Harville

Bloom

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Tom Harville

In Situ

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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