Saxifrage or Rockfoils

This rather large genus consists of around 440 species of herbaceous perennials. The genus name comes from the Latin, saxum, meaning "rock" and frangere which means "to break". Since they often grow in rocky areas, it was thought that their roots helped to break rocks apart.

 

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Saxifraga aizoon = S. paniculata
S. x andrewsii Andrews Saxifrage
S. x arendsii Mossy Saxifrage
S. burseraoa Bursar Saxifrage

S. callosa (S.ingulata)

longue Saxifrage

S. cochleas  
S. coeblearis SnaIl Saxlfrage
S. cortusaefolia  
S. cotyledon Jungfrau Saxifrage
S. crassifolia Leather Bergenia
S. crustata Salzburg Saxifrage
S. cuneifolia Wedgeleaf Saxifrage
S. decipiens = S. rosacea
S. eaespitosa  
S. x geum Kidneyleaf Saxifrage
S. x haagii Haag Saxifrage
S. x lrvingii Irving Saxifrage

S. juniperifolia sancta

Sacred Saxifrage

S. marginata Hornrim Saxifrage
S. moschata Musk Saxifrage
S. paniculata Aizoon Saxifrage
S. x paulinne Paulina Saxifrage

S. pensylvanica

biennial Pennsylvania Saxifrage

S. rosacea
(S. decipiens)
Ivyleaf Saxifrage
S. tnfurcata  
S. x urbiuta  

Species Hgt
(in)
Flower
Color
Flower
Season
Section
S. x arendsii 6-9 Various Spring Dactyloides
S. cochleas 6-12 White Spring Euaizoonia
S. cozyleden 18-24 White Summer Euaizoonia
S. paniculata 6-24 Yellow Summer Euaizoonia
S. tnfurcata 6-12 White Spring Dactyloides
S. x urbiuta 9-12 White Spring Robertsoniana

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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