Saxifraga chrysantha

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 83. 1876 ,.

Common names: Golden-saxifrage
Synonyms: Hirculus serpyllifolius subsp. chrysanthus (A. Gray) W. A. Weber Saxifraga serpyllifolia subsp. chrysantha (A. Gray) W. A. Weber Saxifraga serpyllifolia var. chrysantha (A. Gray) Dorn
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 140. Mentioned on page 135.

Plants mat-forming, not stoloniferous, slenderly rhizomatous. Leaves basal and cauline, (basal crowded, cauline 3–5+); petiole absent; blade linear-oblanceolate to narrowly spatulate, unlobed, (2–)3–10(–12) mm, fleshy, margins (recurved), entire, eciliate, sometimes sparsely glandular-ciliate, apex rounded, surfaces glabrous, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular. Inflorescences 2(–3)-flowered cymes, sometimes solitary flowers, 2–8 cm, sparsely pink- to purple-tipped stipitate-glandular; bracts sessile. Flowers: sepals strongly reflexed, oblong to ovate, margins densely glandular-ciliate, sometimes eciliate, surfaces stipitate-glandular; petals bright golden yellow, sometimes orange-tipped proximally, not spotted, elliptic-oblong to obovate, 4–8 mm, longer than sepals; ovary superior.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Alpine tundra, wet talus slopes, rocky areas
Elevation: 2700-4500 m


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Colo., Mont., N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.


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Lower Taxa

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Luc Brouillet +  and Patrick E. Elvander† +
A. Gray +
Golden-saxifrage +
Colo. +, Mont. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
2700-4500 m +
Alpine tundra, wet talus slopes, rocky areas +
Flowering summer. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Hirculus serpyllifolius subsp. chrysanthus +, Saxifraga serpyllifolia subsp. chrysantha +  and Saxifraga serpyllifolia var. chrysantha +
Saxifraga chrysantha +
Saxifraga +
species +