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What is the common name for Saxifraga?

What is the common name for Saxifraga?

creeping rockfoil
Saxifraga stolonifera is a perennial flowering plant known by several common names, including creeping saxifrage, strawberry saxifrage, creeping rockfoil, Aaron’s beard, mother of thousands, roving sailor, and strawberry begonia or strawberry geranium (it is neither a begonia nor a geranium).

Where are Saxifraga located?

Saxifraga cernua (nodding saxifrage) is an arctic-alpine species with a wide distribution across northern Canada and Alaska and scattered populations in the Rocky Mountains.

Is Saxifraga poisonous?

Is Saxifraga ‘Freckles’ poisonous? Saxifraga ‘Freckles’ has no toxic effects reported.

Is saxifrage a perennial?

Saxifraga is the largest genus in the family Saxifragaceae, containing about 440 species of holarctic perennial plants, known as saxifrages or rockfoils.

Is saxifrage a herb?

It is neither a burnet, which its leaves resemble, nor a saxifrage although it has a similar herbal effect as a diuretic….Pimpinella saxifraga.

Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Pimpinella
Species: P. saxifraga
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Is saxifrage a succulent?

Crassula saxifraga is a succulent plant with erect, unbranched stems arising from 1 to several tubers. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Leaves are flattened, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, up to 4.8 inches (12 cm) wide. They are slightly fleshy, green, rarely purplish below, and emerge at flowering time.

What conditions do Saxifraga like?

Planting and Growing Saxifraga For the best results grow in moderately fertile, well-drained alkaline (chalky) soil, in full sun or semi-shade. Incorporate horticultural grit at planting time to improve drainage. They do well at the front of the border or rock gardens.

What is Saxifraga used for?

Burnet saxifrage has long been held in high regard as a medicinal herb, being used especially in the treatment of wounds and internally to ease digestion, soothe respiratory complaints and treat kidney and urinary diseases.

Will saxifrage grow in shade?

For best results grow Saxifraga umbrosa in moist but well-drained soil, in partial to full shade.