Plant Identification Database:
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

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CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
BUDS
STEM
ECOLOGY
Common Name
Scientific Name
Genus
Family
Order
Class
LV: Arrangement
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Size
LV: Form
LV: Edge
LV: Apex
LV: Base
LV: Surface
LV: Venation
LV: Color
FL: Parts
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Position
FL: Size
FL: Season
FL: Petals
FL: Sepals
FL: Stamen
FL: Pistil
FL: Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Size
FR: Seed
FR: Color
FR: Season
BU: Scales
BU: Arrangement
BU: Color
BU: Shape
BU: Leaf Scars
ST: Type
ST: Size
ST: Growth
ST: Surface
ST: Color
ST: Pith
ST: Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Basal 4 parts; 5 parts White; Green; Brown <1" few (<10)
Golden saxifrage; Water carpet Chrysosplenium americana Chrysosplenium Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Opposite Oval Repent Riparian
Miterwort Mitella diphylla Mitella Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Basal; Opposite Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length); Sessile Oval >1" Lobed Serrate Acute Cordate 5 parts White Spike Terminal Spring Plumose Herbaceous <1'; >1' Forest; Wetland
Grass-of-parnassus Parnassia glauca Parnassia Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Basal Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length); Clasping Ovate >1" Whole Entire Obtuse Cordate; Rouned 5 parts White Solitary Basal >1", <1" Summer; Fall Veined (green) Herbaceous <1', >1' Erect Wetland
Swamp saxifrage Saxifraga pensylvanica Saxifraga Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Oblanceolate >1"; >6" Whole Entire Obtuse 5 parts White; Green; Yellow; Violet Panicle Spring longer than petals Herbaceous <1' Erect Forest; Wetland
Early saxifrage Saxifraga virginiensis Saxifraga Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Whorled Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length) Oval >1" Whole Serrate 5 parts White Panicle Spring numerous (>6); Yellow Herbaceous <1' Pubescent
Foam flower; False miterwort Tiarella cordifolia Tiarella Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Rosales Dicotyledonae Basal Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Oval >1" Lobed Serrate Acute Cordate 5 parts White Raceme <1" Spring longer than petals Herbaceous <1' Erect Forest; Riparian