Boykinia occidentalis Torr. & A. Gray
Coast Boykinia, Coastal brookfoam
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)
Synonym(s): Boykinia elata, Boykinia vancouverensis
USDA Symbol: BOOC2
Leaves mostly at base and openly branched clusters of small white flowers tending to turn upward atop several reddish stems covered with minute, glandular hairs.
There are several species of Boykinia in North America, most occurring in the West. The genus name honors an early-19th-century naturalist from the state of Georgia, Dr. Samuel Boykin.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to western Washington, Oregon, and northern half of California.
Native Habitat: Springs and seeps in moist woods and along streams.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Boykinia occidentalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Boykinia occidentalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Boykinia occidentalis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff