Saxifraga aizoides

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 1: 403. 1753 ,.
Common names: Evergreen or yellow mountain saxifrage saxifrage jaune
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 137. Mentioned on page 132, 134.

Plants loosely mat- or cushion-forming (stems mostly prostrate), not stoloniferous, rhizomatous. Leaves cauline; petiole absent; blade linear to narrowly oblong, unlobed [with 2 toothlike lobes distally], 3–22 mm, succulent, margins entire, spinose-ciliate, sometimes eciliate, with 1(–5) lime-secreting hydathodes (not sunk in pits, secretions not obvious), apex obtuse or apiculate, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences 2–15-flowered cymes or thyrses, sometimes solitary flowers, 2–15[–20] cm, glabrous or clear-tipped stipitate-glandular; bracts sessile. Flowers: sepals spreading, triangular, margins eciliate, surfaces glabrous; petals yellow to orange, sometimes orange-spotted, elliptic, 3–7 mm, ± equaling or exceeding sepals; ovary 1/2 inferior. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering early spring–early autumn.
Habitat: Rocky, often calcareous seepage areas, stream banks, silty flats, gravel bars and beach ridges, crevices, arctic tundra, enriched sites
Elevation: 0-2000[-3000] m

Distribution

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Greenland, Alta., B.C., Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Mich., N.Y., Vt., Europe.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Saxifraga aizoides"
Luc Brouillet +  and Patrick E. Elvander† +
Linnaeus +
Evergreen or yellow mountain saxifrage +  and saxifrage jaune +
Greenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Mich. +, N.Y. +, Vt. +  and Europe. +
0-2000[-3000] m +
Rocky, often calcareous seepage areas, stream banks, silty flats, gravel bars and beach ridges, crevices, arctic tundra, enriched sites +
Flowering early spring–early autumn. +
Illustrated +
Saxifraga aizoides +
Saxifraga +
species +