Saxifraga flagellaris

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Scientific Name Saxifraga flagellaris USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Whiplash Saxifrage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine; moist turf, scree, often in shaded sparsely vegetated soil.
Plant: Biennial or short-lived perennial with reddish tentacle-like stolons; single erect stems up to 6 inches tall with glandular hairs.
Leaves: Fleshy basal rosette and alternate stem leaves, sessile; blades elliptic-obovate, 1/4 to 3/4-inch long, with glandular hairs on edges.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 1 to 3, or as many as 5, flowers with 5 broad (obovate) yellow petals; sepals elliptic or oblong-ovate with hairy glands and purplish tips
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet and Montana Field Guide.
Colorado Status

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