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Micranthes virginiensis

early saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis)

Early saxifrage is one of those plants that take you by surprise, growing small but proud on rocks, logs, and mossy patches. White flowers appear from an upright stem, with rounded, toothed leaves arraying the base.

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Height: 4-10 in
Spread: 4-8 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Compaction Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


early saxifrage - Micranthes virginiensis from Native Plant Trust
early saxifrage - Micranthes virginiensis from Native Plant Trust