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Saxifraga virginiensis Michx.

Early saxifrage

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilySaxifragaceaeSaxifrage family; means “stone-breaking”
GenusSaxifragaFrom Latin saxum, “a rock,” and frango, “to break,” because they appear to enlarge rock crevices from which they grow
Speciesvirginiensis“Of or from Virginia”

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Saxifraga virginiensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Saxifraga virginiensis (early saxifrage)

4/15/1979 · Memphis, Ten­nes­see · By Tim Chandler

Saxifraga virginiensis (early saxifrage)

4/15/1979 · By Tim Chandler


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