from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of exogenous polypetalous plants, embracing about one hundred and eighty species. See saxifrage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants popularly known as saxifrage, type of the order Saxifragaceæ and tribe Saxifrageæ.
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- n. type genus of the Saxifragaceae; large genus of usually perennial herbs of Arctic and cool regions of northern hemisphere: saxifrage
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The _Megasea_ section of the Saxifraga is a very distinct genus; there are several forms with but slight distinctions in the section, but the species now under notice may be readily distinguished from its nearest known relatives, first by its extra size in all its parts, next by its wrinkled heart-shaped leaves.
The ancient Romans also had their rock-breaking plant, called Saxifraga, or "sassafras."
Many species are restricted to Monte Perdido such as Saxifraga iratiana and Androsace pyrenaica, Rupicapra p. pyrenaica, Capra p. pyrenaica, and Rana pyrenaica.
Sex after all: high levels of diversity detected in the arctic clonal plant Saxifraga cernua using RAPD markers.
Molecular diversity and derivations of populations of Silene acaulis and Saxifraga oppositifolia from the high Arctic and more southerly latitudes.
Soroseris gillii and Saxifraga tangutica in drift stone formations.
Rare plant species include mountain arnica Arnica Montana, swamp willow Salix myrtilloides, river birch Betula obscura, Isopyrum thalictroides, twelve Orchidaceae, Saxifraga hirculus, the aquatic species Pedicularis sceptrum-carolinum and Lathyrus laevigatus, and Hedera helix, here at the eastern limit of its range.
Northern Atlantic species include Botiychium lunaria, Ophioglossum vulgatum, Gentianella campestris, Ligusticum scoticum and Sedum rosea with Arctic-Alpine montane species such as Silene acaulis and Saxifraga oppositifolia.
At higher elevations, species of Saxifraga, Allium, Corydalis, Eriophyton, Stellaria, Soroseris, and Cremanthodium grow on the alpine scree with scattered rocks and boulders.
About 3,500 vascular plant species are recorded from the mountains, of which about 200 are endemic, such as Thalictrum macrocarpum, Androsace hirtella, Saxifraga hariotii, Hieracium compositum, Gentiana burseri, Globularia gracilis, and Galium caespitosum.