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===Seed===
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'''Common name:''' whole-leaf saxifrage or swamp saxifrage
'''Abbreviation:''' MIIN
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[[File:M integrifolia Rod Gilbert.jpg|200px|right|thumb|photo by Rod Gilbert]]
  
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'''Abbreviation Code (Codon):''' MIIN
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'''''Synonyms:'''''
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* ''Saxifraga integrifolia''
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==Taxonomy==
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Kingdom Plantae - Plants</br>  
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Subkingdom Viridaeplantae -green plants<br>
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Infrakingdom Strptophyta - land plants</br>
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Division Tracgeophyta - tracheophytes, vascular plants</br> 
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Subdivision Spermatophytina - spermatophytes, seed plants</br>   
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Infradivision Angiospermae - angiosperms, flowering plants</br>
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Class Magnoliopsida</br>
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Suborder Saxifraganae</br>
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Order Saxifragales, saxifrages</br>
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Family Saxifragaceae</br>
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Genus Saxifraga L. - saxifrage</br>
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Species Saxifraga integrifolia - Whole-leaf saxifrage<ref>http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=24278 Integrated Taxonomic Information System </ref>
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==Description==
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A somewhat hairy perennial, the leafless flowering stems usually growing singly from a rhizome, reaching 10-30 cm in height.
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Leaves form a basal rosette with no cauline leaves. The blades are 2-5 cm long, narrowly rhombic to rhombic-ovate, narrowed gradually to short, broad petioles. Prominent marginal hairs line the leaves and are rusty-woolly on the lower surface.
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The inflorescence is a short, compact panicle, subtended by a leafy, rusty-woolly bracts. The calyx is broadly conic, the 5 lobes oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 mm. long and reflexed. Individual flowers have 5 white, obovate petals, 1.5-3 mm. long, at least half as broad as long. Stamens number 10 and are short, awl-shaped.<ref name="Burke">http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Saxifraga&Species=integrifolia Burke Museum University of Washington </ref>
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==Bloom Period==
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Late March - July<ref name="Burke">http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Saxifraga&Species=integrifolia Burke Museum University of Washington </ref>
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==Distribution==
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West side of the Cascades, British Columbia to Lincoln County, Oregon, and in the Columbia River Gorge<ref name="Burke">http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Saxifraga&Species=integrifolia Burke Museum University of Washington </ref>
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==Habitat==
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Prairies, grassy slopes and vernally moist areas, sea level to subalpine<ref name="Burke">http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Saxifraga&Species=integrifolia Burke Museum University of Washington </ref>
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==Uses==
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used ornamentally in rock gardens
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==Propagation==
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Can be propagated by seed, division or cuttings.</br>
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Seed should be planted in winter and barely covered. Germination takes place in 1 to 3 months at 16-21°C</br>
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Division should be done after flowering.</br>
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Cuttings in should be taken in late summer.<ref>http://www.kadel.cz/flora/e/kvCard.asp-Id=5519.htm Rock Garden Plant Database</ref>
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===Seed===
 
'''Average Measurement:''' 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.3
 
'''Average Measurement:''' 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.3
  
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'''Latitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:MIIN long.png]]
 
'''Latitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:MIIN long.png]]
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==Photo Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:Flower head Ben Legler.jpg|photo by Ben Legler
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File:MIIN.jpg |photo by Ben Legler
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File:M integrifolia Shaun Hubbard.jpg|photo by Shaun Hubbard
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File:Ben Legler flower.jpg|photo by Ben Legler
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</gallery>
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==References==
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<gallery>
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[[File:MIIN.jpg |200px|Ben Legler]]
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</gallery>
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[[category:Forbs]]
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[[category:Prairie Plants]]
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===References & Notes===
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<references/>

Latest revision as of 12:57, 27 May 2012

Common name: whole-leaf saxifrage or swamp saxifrage

photo by Rod Gilbert

Abbreviation Code (Codon): MIIN

Synonyms:

  • Saxifraga integrifolia

Taxonomy

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom Viridaeplantae -green plants
Infrakingdom Strptophyta - land plants
Division Tracgeophyta - tracheophytes, vascular plants
Subdivision Spermatophytina - spermatophytes, seed plants
Infradivision Angiospermae - angiosperms, flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida
Suborder Saxifraganae
Order Saxifragales, saxifrages
Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Saxifraga L. - saxifrage
Species Saxifraga integrifolia - Whole-leaf saxifrage[1]

Description

A somewhat hairy perennial, the leafless flowering stems usually growing singly from a rhizome, reaching 10-30 cm in height.

Leaves form a basal rosette with no cauline leaves. The blades are 2-5 cm long, narrowly rhombic to rhombic-ovate, narrowed gradually to short, broad petioles. Prominent marginal hairs line the leaves and are rusty-woolly on the lower surface.

The inflorescence is a short, compact panicle, subtended by a leafy, rusty-woolly bracts. The calyx is broadly conic, the 5 lobes oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 mm. long and reflexed. Individual flowers have 5 white, obovate petals, 1.5-3 mm. long, at least half as broad as long. Stamens number 10 and are short, awl-shaped.[2]

Bloom Period

Late March - July[2]

Distribution

West side of the Cascades, British Columbia to Lincoln County, Oregon, and in the Columbia River Gorge[2]

Habitat

Prairies, grassy slopes and vernally moist areas, sea level to subalpine[2]

Uses

used ornamentally in rock gardens

Propagation

Can be propagated by seed, division or cuttings.
Seed should be planted in winter and barely covered. Germination takes place in 1 to 3 months at 16-21°C
Division should be done after flowering.
Cuttings in should be taken in late summer.[3]

Seed

Average Measurement: 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.3

Measurement Range: L: 0.6 – 0.8, W: 0.2 – 0.5, D: 0.2 – 0.4

Features

Shape: Seed narrowed at hilum and opposite apex, forming points. Middle between hilum and opposite apex rounded. Hilum is puckered.

Color: Seeds golden brown, and slightly darker at hilum.

Surface: Seeds bumpy and longitudinally ridged. Seeds are slightly lustrous.

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical MIIN lat.png

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical MIIN long.png


Photo Gallery

References


References & Notes

  1. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=24278 Integrated Taxonomic Information System
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Saxifraga&Species=integrifolia Burke Museum University of Washington
  3. http://www.kadel.cz/flora/e/kvCard.asp-Id=5519.htm Rock Garden Plant Database