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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Plant generally ± hairy, often glandular; caudex or rhizome generally not woody, generally scaly.
Leaf: blade obovate to round, base tapered to reniform or cordate, margin lobed.
Inflorescence: raceme or panicle; flowers 1–many; bracts scale-like.
Flower: hypanthium free or ± fused to ovary; [petals sometimes spotted]; stamens 10, filaments generally flat; pistil 1, ovary superior to ± inferior (sometimes more superior in fruit), chambers 2, placentas 2, axile, styles 2, free throughout.
± 300 species: cool n temperate, boreal, arctic. (Latin: rock-breaking) Saxifraga stolonifera W. Curtis cultivated only. Other taxa in TJM (1993) moved to Cascadia, Micranthes.
1. Lvs cauline on ± trailing stem, lobed only at blade tip, lobes ± linear ..... S. cespitosa
1' Lvs mostly basal, cauline smaller and fewer, lobed from blade base to tip, lobes not linear
2. Lf blade generally 5–8 mm, divided > 1/2 to base; leaf lobes 3–5, elliptic to round, not toothed ..... S. hyperborea
2' Lf blade generally > 15 mm, divided < 1/4 to base; leaf lobes >> 5, triangular to semicircular, toothed ..... S. mertensiana
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