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Saxifraga michauxii (Michaux's saxifrage)
Cressler, Alan

Saxifraga michauxii

Saxifraga michauxii Britton

Michaux's Saxifrage, Mountain Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Hydatica petiolaris, Spathularia michauxii

USDA Symbol: SAMI5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Native to southeastern North America, Saxifraga michauxii grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall, has coarse leaves, and white petals of slightly different sizes, spotted with yellow.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Petals white, 3 with 2 basal yellow spots, 2 without spots.


USA: GA , KY , NC , SC , TN , VA , WV

Web Reference

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
Webref 83 - Wildflowers of the United States (2020) Gerry Williamson

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-13
Research By: DEW

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