Saxifraga virginiensis Michx.
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)
USDA Symbol: SAVI5
A hairy floral stalk, rising from a rosette of basal leaves, has branched clusters of fragrant white flowers.
This early spring wildflower can be planted shaded rock gardens. Many members of this genus occur and they can be found in both wet and dry habitats. Mountain Saxifrage (S. michauxii), a southern species that 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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Distribution: Ontario to New Brunswick; south through New England to Georgia; west to Tennessee, Missouri; north to Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and outcrops.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Saxifraga virginiensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Saxifraga virginiensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Saxifraga virginiensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff