Saxifraga aspera

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Saxifraga aspera, DC. More or less cespitose, 4-6 in. high, with prostrate, mostly dark purple caudicles: fl.-sts. erect or ascending, remotely lvd.: lvs. pale green, shiny, lanceolate-linear, spiny-aristate and ciliate, those of the caudicles bearing buds in the axils: infl. 1-fld. or few-fld. panicles, on glabrous peduncles: fls. yellowish white; calyx sparsely glandular below, the lobes ovate-triangular mucronulate; petals oblong or obovate-oblong, 3-nerved, double the lengths of the calyx-lobes, oblique truncate. May, June. Mountains of Eu.— A rock-loving species suitable for rockeries and alpine gardens, best grown in a moist but well-drained spot. Little known in Amer. Var. bryoides, DC. (S. bryoides, Linn.). Lvs. of the caudicles very dense, slender ciliate, the apex incurved; the cauline lvs. subapproximate, erect, appressed to the sts. which are 2-3 in. high and 1-2-fld. CH

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