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Hydatica petiolaris [= Saxifraga michauxii, Micranthes petiolaris]

Cliff Saxifrage, Michaux's Saxifrage

Scientific Name:

Hydatica petiolaris [= Saxifraga michauxii, Micranthes petiolaris]

Common Name:

Cliff Saxifrage, Michaux's Saxifrage

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1 foot

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Bloom Area:

Mountains

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.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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