Micranthes integrifolia

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Micranthes integrifolia

photo by Rod Gilbert

Micranthes integrifolia, commonly known as whole-leaf saxifrage or swamp saxifrage is a perennial herb in the Saxifragaceae family.


  • Saxifraga integrifolia


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 saxifrageCite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Bloom Period

Late March - July[1]


West side of the Cascades, British Columbia to Lincoln County, Oregon, and in the Columbia River Gorge[1]


Prairies, grassy slopes and vernally moist areas, sea level to subalpine[1]


used ornamentally in rock gardens


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.[2]

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References & Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Saxifraga&Species=integrifolia Burke Museum University of Washington
  2. http://www.kadel.cz/flora/e/kvCard.asp-Id=5519.htm Rock Garden Plant Database


Abbreviation: MIIN

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


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