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Saxifraga virginiensis (Early saxifrage)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Saxifraga virginiensis

Saxifraga virginiensis Michx.

Early saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: savi5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: 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 , ON , 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.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous 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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Additional resources

USDA: Find Saxifraga virginiensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Saxifraga virginiensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2010-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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