Saxifrage: Little Flowers That Grow in Rocky Places

Here’s this week’s wildflower tidbit. Keep following along and you’ll soon know local flora like a pro. Today, Cheryl Lisin of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association (like the Facebook page here and be delighted by beautiful photos showing up in your status) describes these delicate beauties. She writes,

California saxifrage grows in moist places, preferring rocks to soil. It is a sweet little plant that can grow in masses, covering large swatches on rocky river banks. It ranges from southern Oregon to northern Baja.

Its scientific name is Micranthes californica and it is in the Saxifrage family along with coral bells, piggyback plant, alumroot and woodland star.

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  • Laytonville Rock
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