Saxifraga hypnoides

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Saxifraga hypnoides, Linn. (S. hibernica, Hort.). Perennial, loosely cespitose, 1 1/2 -8 in. high, with herbaceous loosely foliose caudicles which are frequently reddish tinted: sts. erect, covered with very slender glands: lvs. light green, those of the caudicles rather thick, sparsely covered with slender hairs, when old rather glabrous, the suborbicular blade is cut all the way to the base, 3-lobed, and is borne on a rather broad, flat, 1-nerved, ciliate petiole which is shorter than the blade, lobes of the blade linear-lanceolate, a little dilated at the middle, acute or mucronate, with the lateral lobes divaricate, often 2-lobed; upper lvs. of the young shoots 3-toothed, attenuate to the long petiole, the uppermost linear-lanceolate; cauline lvs. few and like the bracts linear-lanceolate, ciliate and acute or mucronate: infl. 3-7-fld. panicles: fls. long-pedicelled, white, 1/3-l in. diam.; calyx very densely glandulose, the lobes oblong-triangular, mucronulate; petals obovate, 3-nerved, twice longer than calyx-lobes: fr. ovate-globose. May- July. Mountains of Eu. as far north as Great Britain and Ireland. G.C. III. 43:302.—Frequently confused with S. cespitosa, Linn., and S. decipiens, Ehrh., and the varieties of the 3 species are almost hopelessly confused. Botanically speaking very probably Hooker in his Students' Flora of the British Islands, ed. 3, p. 142, is correct in referring S. cespitosa and S. decipiens as varieties to this species, but horticulturally at least they are better retained as separate species. Var. gemmifera, Hort. (S. Kingii, Hort., also spelled Kingiana), is a close-growing, compact form. Var. purpurea, Hort., is offered in the trade. Var. rosea, Hort., is offered in the trade. Var. Whitlavii, Hort. (S. Whitlavii, Hort.), is a form with closely packed foliage said to be suitable for edging. A variation of this is offered as S. Whitlavii compacta. CH

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