AppearanceMatted cushion, somewhat moss-like, upright flower stems. Basal leaves small, evergreen, oblong with bristles on edges, spine at tip, tightly overlapping to form rosettes; stem leaves well spaced, alternate the length of flower stem. Flowers 3–5 at stem top, white with yellow, orange, purple, or maroon spots on outer half of petals.
DistributionSpotted saxifrage may be found from Alaska south through the Cascade and Olympic Mts to northern Oregon, and in the Blue and Wallowa Mts. of southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. It may be found eastward to Greenland, and south of the Arctic, it may be found south through the Rocky Mts. to New Mexico.
HabitatSpotted saxifrage may be found in moist, shaded rock crevices, on cliffs, rock slides and alpine scree.
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