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Saxifraga oregana (Oregon saxifrage)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Saxifraga oregana

Saxifraga oregana Howell

Oregon Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Micranthes arnoglossa, Micranthes brachypus, Micranthes oregana, Saxifraga montanensis, Saxifraga oregana var. montanensis, Saxifraga oregana var. sierrae

USDA Symbol: SAOR2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall when flowering.
Fruit: Capsules green to reddish purple, follicle-like.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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