Bergenia crassifolia

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Bergenia crassifolia
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Bergenia crassifolia, like many of its congeners, was originally believed to be a saxifrage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
Species: B. crassifolia
Binomial name
Bergenia crassifolia
(L.) Fritsch

Bergenia crassifolia var. crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia var. pacifica


Bergenia cordifolia (Haw.) Sternb.
Saxifraga cordifolia Haw.
Saxifraga crassifolaL.

Bergenia crassifolia, also called Korean elephant-ear,[1] badan, Siberian tea, Mongolian tea, leather bergenia, winter-blooming bergenia, heartleaf bergenia, elephant-ears,[2] heart-leaved bergenia[2] or elephant's ears, is a plant species in the genus Bergenia. It is about 12 inches tall. The leaves are spoon-shaped. One cultivar is Bergenia crassifolia 'Autumn Red.'

Bergenia crassifolia contains the polyphenols arbutin,[3] kaempferol 3-lathyroside, catechin 3-O-gallate,[4] tannins and the pectin bergenan.[5]

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