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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Saxifraga||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Saxifraga cespitosa L.
Habit: Plant glandular; caudex slender, +- woody; bulblets 0. Stem: short, +- trailing, +- woody. Leaf: cauline, generally crowded, 5--10 mm, sessile; blade obovate; lobes 3--5 at tip, +- linear. Inflorescence: raceme 2--5 cm; peduncle long, generally with 1 leaf-like bract near middle, generally 1--2 flowers at tip. Flower: sepals erect to spreading, << petals, elliptic; petals 3--5 mm, elliptic to obovate, ephemeral; filaments slightly widened toward base; nectaries inconspicuous or 0; ovary inferior in flower. Chromosomes: 2n=52,56,60,63,65,80.
Ecology: Damp rocky places; Elevation: > 1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (Marble Mtns), Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to arctic, eastern North America, circumboreal. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug
Synonyms: Saxifraga cespitosa var. emarginata (Small) Rosend.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Saxifraga
Next taxon: Saxifraga hyperborea
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2017. Saxifraga cespitosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43346, accessed on March 01, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on March 01, 2017.