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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = OBL Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"