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Strawberry Saxifrage
Saxifragopsis fragarioides
About Strawberry Saxifrage (Saxifragopsis fragarioides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Saxifragopsis is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the saxifrage family containing the single species Saxifragopsis fragarioides, which is known by the common name strawberry saxifrage. This plant is sometimes included in genus Saxifraga. It is native to the northwestern United States, where it is mostly limited to the Klamath Mountains of southern Oregon and northern California, with some disjunct occurrences known from Washington. It grows in rocky mountain habitat, such as talus. This is a mat-forming perennial herb growing from a thick, woody caudex and system of rhizomes. Leaves are mostly located at ground level, the toothed oval blade attached to the long petiole by a joint and easily broken off. Smaller, reduced leaves are located along the stem. The inflorescence arises on an erect, hairy, glandular peduncle and is made up of many small clusters of white-petaled flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 - 9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 15, 16, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rock crevices

Annual Precipitation: 28.3" - 154.7", Summer Precipitation: 1.36" - 5.70", Coldest Month: 32.3" - 43.1", Hottest Month: 50.1" - 65.7", Humidity: 1.96" - 17.37", Elevation: 3495" - 8465"

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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