Saxifragaceae
Saxifraga apetala

Petalless Saxifrage

Erect stem, basal leaf rosette. Leaves egg-shaped, less than 1 1/2 in. long, tapering into short petioles, entire or slightly toothed. Flower stalk stout, covered with glands, leafless, flowers at top in 1 or more tight balls. Flowers usually without petals; if present, petals yellow or green; sepals triangular; anthers short, yellow. Grows in grassy slopes and spring-moist meadows at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Subalpine, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Steens, Eastern Cascades In WA
  • Native: Yes