Saxifragaceae
Saxifraga mertensiana

Mertens' Saxifrage

Tuft of round leaves, stem erect. Leaves 1–4 in. across, with heart-shaped base, irregularly toothed, on noticeably hairy petioles. Flower stem has 1–3 leaves near base, widely spreading branches at top. Flowers white, in small few-flowered clusters, petals without spots. Flowers sometimes replaced by bulblets that make new plantlets. Grows in streambanks, on wet mossy rocks, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: Moist Riverbanks, Subalpine, Alpine, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, N Cascades NP, West Gorge, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes