Saxifraga aizoides

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'"Yellow Saxifrage" redirects here; not to be confused with Yellow Marsh Saxifrage (S. hirculus).
Saxifraga aizoides
Saxifraga aizoides (flowers).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Saxifraga
Species: S. aizoides
Binomial name
Saxifraga aizoides
L.
Capsules and seeds

Saxifraga aizoides, Yellow Mountain Saxifrage or Yellow Saxifrage, is a flowering herb and alpine plant of the genus Saxifraga.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Yellow mountain saxifrage prefers cold and moist well draining neutral to basic bedrock, gravel, sand, or shale cliff environments. It is found in: North America, including Alaska, across Canada, the Great Lakes region, and Greenland; and in Europe, including the Tatra Mountains, Alps, and Svalbard.[2] [3]

Description[edit]

Saxifraga aizoides branches at or below ground level, and grows to 2–10 centimetres (0.79–3.94 in). It spreads by short rhizomes, forming mats of small colonies.[3]

The flowers, with five sepals and petals, are yellow—green.[3]

Saxifraga aizoide is a listed threatened species in New York state.[4]

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