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Saxifraga cernua
nodding saxifrage

Distribution: Known only east of the Cascades crest in north-central Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and across northern Canada to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Among rocks in alpine areas, often where moist.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Saxifraga cernua L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 403. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Saxifraga cernua L. var. exilioides Polunin
Saxifraga simulata Small
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Saxifraga cernua in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Saxifraga cernua checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Saxifraga cernua atlas page.

CalPhotos: Saxifraga cernua photos.

USDA Plants: Saxifraga cernua information.

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