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Last updated 2/9/2020 by David Giblin.
Leptarrhena pyrolifolia (D. Don) R. Br. ex Ser.[FNA8, HC, HC2]
leatherleaf saxifrage

Publication: Prodr. 4: 48. 1830.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "The Aleuts of Alaska use an infusion of Leptarrhena pyrolifolia leaves to treat influenza, and the Thompson Indians of British Columbia apply a poultice of chewed leaves to wounds (D. E. Moerman 1998)."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Lepuropetalon amplexifolium (Sternb.) Ser.
Saxifraga amplexifolia Sternb.
Saxifraga pyrolifolia D. Don