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Saxifraga austromontana
matted saxifrage, spotted saxifrage

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to northeast Oregon, east to Montana, and south in Rocky Mountains to New Mexico; circumboreal.

Habitat: Cliff crevices, talus and scree slopes, mid- to high elevations in the mountains

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Apomixis, bees, flies


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Accepted Name:
Saxifraga austromontana Wiegand
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 27: 389. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ciliaria austromontana (Wiegand) W.A. Weber
Saxifraga bronchialis L. ssp. austromontana (Wiegand) Piper [FNA8]
Saxifraga bronchialis L. var. austromontana (Wiegand) M. Peck [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Saxifraga austromontana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Saxifraga austromontana checklist entry

OregonFlora: Saxifraga austromontana information

E-Flora BC: Saxifraga austromontana atlas page

CalPhotos: Saxifraga austromontana photos

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