Saxifraga aizoides

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Saxifraga aizoides, Linn. (Leptasea aizoides, Haw.). Loosely cespitose, 2-6 in. high, with decumbent or ascending, foliose, glabrous or sparsely very short pilose caudicles which are branched from the base: lvs. green or reddish, the lower linear or linear-oblong, mucronate, flat below, above slightly convex, glabrous or more or less rigid-ciliate; the upper rather remote, smaller, oblong, rather obtuse, rarely ovate: infl. 1-fld., often many-fld., racemose, borne near the top of the st. on axillary peduncles: fls. yellow, more or less spotted with orange; calyx-lobes oblong-triangular, obtuse, spreading; petals oblong, 1-nerved, 1 1/2 times as long as the calyx-lobes. June-Aug. Eu., Asia, arctic Amer., south to Gulf of St. Lawrence, mountains of N. Vt., W. N. Y., and the Lake Superior region. B.B. 2:171; (ed. 2) 2:217. (The Rocky Mt. form has been segregated as S. Van-Bruntiae, Small.)—Usually found in stony places where there is trickling water. Very easy to grow and may be divided almost any time. Var. aurantiaca, Hort., is a form with the fls. described as of "old- gold passing off to a kind of coppery red." Var. atrorubens, Engl. (S. atrorubens, Bert.). Lvs. stiffly spinulose-ciliate: fls. rich crimson (Engler says orange- red or cinnamon-colored). Cent. Eu. CH

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