saxifrage

Definitions of saxifrage
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga
    synonyms: breakstone, rockfoil
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    Saxifraga aizoides, yellow mountain saxifrage
    tufted evergreen perennial having ciliate leaves and yellow corymbose flowers often spotted orange
    Saxifraga granulata, fair-maids-of-France, meadow saxifrage
    rosette-forming perennial having compact panicles of white flowers; Europe
    Saxifraga hypnoides, mossy saxifrage
    tufted or mat-forming perennial of mountains of Europe; cultivated for its white flowers
    Saxifraga occidentalis, western saxifrage
    saxifrage having loose clusters of white flowers on hairy stems growing from a cluster of basal leaves; moist slopes of western North America
    Saxifraga oppositifolia, purple saxifrage
    plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America
    Saxifraga stellaris, star saxifrage, starry saxifrage
    small often mat-forming alpine plant having small starlike white flowers; Europe
    Saxifraga sarmentosam, Saxifraga stolonifera, mother-of-thousands, strawberry geranium, strawberry saxifrage
    eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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