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Saxifraga rhomboidea (Diamond-leaf saxifrage)
Gammill, Lynn Crosby

Saxifraga rhomboidea

Saxifraga rhomboidea Greene

Diamond-leaf Saxifrage, Diamondleaf Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Micranthes franciscana, Micranthes rhomboidea, Saxifraga austrina, Saxifraga greenei, Saxifraga integrifolia var. rhomboidea, Saxifraga rhomboidea var. austrina, Saxifraga rhomboidea var. franciscana

USDA Symbol: SARH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

1 erect, glandular-hairy stem with a tight cluster of tiny white flowers growing from a basal cluster of leaves.

This plant belongs to a complex of closely similar species found in most parts of the West.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WY
Native Distribution: British Columbia and Alberta south to Idaho, Nevada, northern Arizona, and northern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Moist places from sagebrush hills to high in mountains.

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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.

Additional resources

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


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

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