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Saxifraga californica

Saxifraga californica Greene

California Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Saxifraga fallax, Saxifraga gracillima, Saxifraga hallii, Saxifraga napensis, Saxifraga parvifolia, Saxifraga virginiensis var. californica

USDA Symbol: SACA18

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The fuzzy leaves of this perennial are borne in low rosettes and are broadly tongue-shaped. Leafless flowering stalks rise 4-12 in. and bear clusters of white flowers complimented by red-pink sepals.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: CA mts. to s.w. OR
Native Habitat: Shaded, grassy banks or moss-covered rocks; below 2500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Moist to mesic, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Increase with rooted sections or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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