Micranthes pensylvanica (L.) Haw.  
Family: Saxifragaceae
marsh saxifrage, Pennsylvania saxifrage, swamp saxifrage
[Saxifraga forbesii Vasey, Saxifraga forbesii f. bracteosa Vasey, Saxifraga pensylvanica L., Saxifraga pensylvanica f. fultior L., Saxifraga pensylvanica f. purpuripetala L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. eupensylvanica L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. eupensylvanica f. fultior L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. interior L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. interior var. congesta L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. interior var. crassicarpa L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. interior var. crassicarpa f. bracteata L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. pensylvanica L., Saxifraga pensylvanica subsp. tenuirostrata L., Saxifraga pensylvanica var. crassicarpa L., Saxifraga pensylvanica var. forbesii L., Saxifraga pensylvanica var. fultior L., Saxifraga pensylvanica var. purpuripetala L., Saxifraga purpuripetala A.M.Johnson]
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Etymology: Saxifraga: from Latin saxum, "a rock," and frago, "to break," and referring to the fact that by growing in rock crevices they appear to break rocks
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems hairy
Leaves: lance-like, stalkless, all basal
Flowers: green to white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a large, branched cluster (cyme-panicle) dense early, then spreading and elongating with age; blooms May-June
Habitat: wet to moderate moisture; meadows, woods, bogs
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Christopher Noll  
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