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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Saxifraga||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Saxifraga hyperborea R. Br.
Habit: Caudex fragile; bulblets 0. Leaf: basal and cauline, < 3 cm, smaller upward; petiole 5--25 mm; blade generally 5--8 mm, wider than long, divided > 1/2 to base, base +- shallowly reniform; lobes 3--5, +- round to elliptic. Inflorescence: raceme; flowers generally few. Flower: sepals erect, generally < petals, elliptic to ovate; petals 2--6 mm, elliptic to +- obovate; filaments thread-like, slightly widened at base; ovary > 1/2-inferior, more superior in fruit. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Uncommon. Moist crevices, shaded rocky areas; Elevation: 3000--4500 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s SNH; Distribution Outside California: sporadic to arctic, Colorado, Arizona, circumboreal. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug
Synonyms: Saxifraga rivularis L., misappl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Saxifraga cespitosa
Next taxon: Saxifraga mertensiana
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2016. Saxifraga hyperborea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43367, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.