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Plant Details

Micranthes pensylvanica [= Saxifraga pensylvanica]

Eastern Swamp Saxifrage

Scientific Name:

Micranthes pensylvanica [= Saxifraga pensylvanica]

Common Name:

Eastern Swamp Saxifrage

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white and green

Size in Feet:

1 - 3 ft

Bloom Time:

April - June

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Forested seeps and seepage swamps, fens, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

In bloom in a mountain bog

Swamp Saxifrage can be up to 3 feet tall.

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Paynter, May 2012

Flowers

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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