Saxifragaceae
Saxifraga ferruginea

Rusty Saxifrage

Rosette of 1–3 in. leaves, tall erect stem. Leaves egg-shaped, fleshy, with coarse sharp teeth near tip. Flower stem rusty-colored, with widely spreading branches, lower bracts with bulblets that make new plantlets. Flower petals oval, 3 upper petals larger, each with 2 yellow to orange spots, 2 lower petals smaller and plain white. Grows in wet banks, rocks, from sea level to subalpine. Some plants have all or most flowers replaced by bulblets.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--20 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Coastal, Subalpine, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, West Gorge, Siskiyous, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes