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Vick, Albert F. W.
Saxifraga virginiensis Michx.
USDA Symbol: savi5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A hairy floral stalk, rising from a rosette of basal leaves, has branched clusters of fragrant white flowers.
This early spring wildflower can be planted shaded rock gardens. Many members of this genus occur and they can be found in both wet and dry habitats. Mountain Saxifrage (S. michauxii), a southern species that grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall, has coarse leaves, and white petals of slightly different sizes, spotted with yellow.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario to New Brunswick; south through New England to Georgia; west to Tennessee, Missouri; north to Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Dry rocky slopes and outcrops. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery
- Orefield, PA
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Record Modified: 2010-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff