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Boykinia rotundifolia (Roundleaf brookfoam)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Boykinia rotundifolia

Boykinia rotundifolia Parry

Roundleaf Brookfoam

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: BORO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Cordate
Leaf Venation: Palmate
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Damp woodlands, margins of lakes, ponds, and watercourses, often on disturbed soil.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Boykinia rotundifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Boykinia rotundifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Boykinia rotundifolia


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
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