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Saxifraga tricuspidata
Saxifraga tricuspidata
Prickly Saxifrage
Photographer: Sharon Chester

ID: 0000 0000 0213 1158 (2013-02-11)

Copyright © 2013 Sharon Chester

  • date of photo  Jul 1996
  • location   Bathurst Inlet, Canada (Northwest Territories, Fon Island, Canada)
  • family Saxifragaceae
  • plant community   Arctic coastal tundra
  • notes   Range: N Amer–Greenland. Grows in arctic-alpine zones on dry, rocky and gravelly sites. ID: Height 2–6 in (6–15 cm). Leaves: Crowded in flat cushions, rigid, leathery, cuneate to spatulate, with 3 prickly, tooth-like lobes at leaf apex; green in summer, often red in winter or when growing on eroded granite. Flowers: Creamy white petals dotted with orange, borne in a corymb, nodding in youth.
  • keywords: saxifrage
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Prickly Saxifrage (photographer)
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