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Chrysosplenium glechomifolium

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About Pacific Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium glechomifolium) Chrysosplenium glechomifolium (also, C. glechomaefolium) is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known as the Pacific golden saxifrage. This plant is native to the moist coastline of western North America from British Columbia to northern California. It is a small plant with lush green foliage, bearing rounded, dully-toothed leaves and shiny green leaflike flowers. It is an uncommon plant which grows in swamps and forest understory and in the shade of taller plants.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
121' - 864'

Annual Precip. ?
40.8" - 81.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.61" - 2.26"

Coldest Month ?
43.5° F - 46.9° F

Hottest Month ?
60.2° F - 67.8° F

Humidity ?
0.33 vpd - 14.01 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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