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Micranthes integrifolia

Whole-leaf saxifrage

First overview block: Scientific Name, Synonyms, Family, English Names, Other Names



A somewhat hairy perennial from a rhizome, the leafless flowering stems occur mostly singly, growing 10-30 cm tall. Leaves are all basal, the blades 2-5 cm long, narrowly rhombic to rhombic-ovate, narrowed gradually to broad petioles rarely as long. Leaves have prominent marginal hairs 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.

Bloom Period

Late March - July


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


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



Photo Gallery


Ben Legler

References & Notes

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  1. University of Washington