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Plant Details

Micranthes virginiensis [= Saxifraga virginiensis]

Early Saxifrage

Scientific Name:

Micranthes virginiensis [= Saxifraga virginiensis]

Common Name:

Early Saxifrage

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

.3 - 1.6

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - May

Bloom Area:

State-wide (rare on Coast)

Habitat Description:

Rock outcrops, moist alluvial and slope forests, streambanks, riverbanks (Weakley 2015). Common in NC mountains and Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

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 (*)

Notes:

"This early spring wildflower can be planted shaded rock gardens." Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Plants

image

© Tom Harville, 2005

Blooming Plants

The following two pictures are from the Randleman Dam Rescue operation - two years later. smile

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Raleigh, April 2006
© Bobby J. Ward

Closeup of Blooms

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Raleigh, April 2006
© Bobby J. Ward

On a large rock out crop at Raven Rock State Park

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March 28, 2008
© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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