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Saxifraga oppositifolia
purple saxifrage, twinflowered saxifrage

Distribution: In the Olympic and Cascade mountains of Washington; Alaska south to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains; across northern Canada and northeastern U.S.

Habitat: Alpine slopes and rocky outcroppings

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Saxifraga oppositifolia L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 402. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Antiphylla oppositifolia (L.) Fourr.
ssp. oppositifolia – purple mountain saxifrage, purple saxifrage, twinflowered saxifrage    Alaska to Oregon east to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming; in the Olympics and Cascades in Washington and the Wallowas in Oregon
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Saxifraga oppositifolia checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Saxifraga oppositifolia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Saxifraga oppositifolia photos.

USDA Plants: Saxifraga oppositifolia information.

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