Saxifraga aizoides

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Saxifraga aizoides
Saxifraga aizoides (flowers).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Saxifraga
Species:
S. aizoides
Binomial name
Saxifraga aizoides
Capsules and seeds

Saxifraga aizoides, yellow mountain saxifrage or yellow saxifrage, is a flowering alpine plant of the genus Saxifraga.[1]

Description[edit]

Saxifraga aizoides is an evergreen perennial which 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.[2]

The flowers, with five sepals and petals, are yellow—green.[2]

Distribution[edit]

It 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.[3] [2]

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

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