Botanical name: Saxifragaceae
Botanical name: Saxifragaceae
Species of Saxifrage
The genus of umbrella plant consists of just one species; the herbaceous perennial Damera peltata. These flowering plants are interesting for the way that the leaves collect water with their upside-down, umbrella-like growth habit. Umbrella plant flourish by ponds and in bogs. They are sometimes used as a soil stabilizer and bloom from late spring
False goat's beards
False goat's beards are a small group of flowering plants found in mountainous and woodland regions. They are loved by gardeners for their attractive fern-like foliage and feathery plumes of flowers that come in shades of yellow, pink, magenta, or purple. These plants are most often utilized near ponds, as they are tolerant of shade and water-logged conditions.
The genus of foam Flowers are perennials with attractive star-shaped blooms which appear to be furry or fluffy. Often cultivated for groundcover or borders, they have been successfully hybridized. Most species produce flowers with a foamy haze appearance, making them popular with gardeners. They will flourish in moist and shaded areas such as woodlands.
Woodland Stars are a small genus of flowering plants native to North America's western regions. Interestingly, each of their petals looks like several individual petals but this is just because they have multiple lobes. These plants have coevolved with the Greya genus of moths, which exclusively lay eggs on Lithophragma species.
Astilboides, a genus of the saxifrage family containing only one species, a herbaceous perennial once included in the genus Rodgersia. It is grown for its huge bright green, circular leaves to 91 cm across with the stem attached to the center, and large fluffy racemes of tiny white flowers produced in summer.
Boykinia contains at least nine species, known as brookfoams. Boykinia are glandular rhizomatous creeping perennials with highly lobed or toothed leaves and inflorescences of petite flowers. They are native to North America and Asia.
Micranthes are a genus of small, flowering herbs that have evolved to survive in Alpine and Arctic habitats that are too cold for most other wildflowers. Typically, these species have tiny, hairy, low-growing leaves that look similar to moss until the plant produces small daisy-like flowers during the warmer months.
Saxifrages are herbaceous plants that produce only a single cluster of small, bright flowers atop lovely foliage, which makes a beautiful display when planted in bulk. Saxifrages are known to bloom very early, almost before any other flower. The Latin name Saxifraga literally translates to "stone-breaker," though these plants aren't actually able to physically break stones apart.
Elephant's ears are clump-forming perennials with large, leathery leaves. They are commonly grown by gardeners due to their interesting foliage and copious flowering. The leaves are thought to resemble elephant ears, hence the common name Elephant's ears. Some plants belonging to the elephant's ears genus are known to have significant amounts of tannins, which is why cobblers used to use their roots to tan leather.
The foliage of alumroots is pretty, no matter the species. Ranging in shape from scalloped to heart-shaped, the green to gray leaves are highlighted with silver or purple veining. An elegant backdrop to any garden, alumroots attract a variety of pollinators to keep your garden healthy.
Herbaceous miterworts are made up of two broad leaves which spread over the ground and a green, slender stem that grows upright. The stems contain small white, pink, green, or yellow flower blooms. They're often found growing in large clusters of plants. Gardeners plant them in shady gardens as ornamental ground cover.
Named to honor the American explorer John Rodgers, Rodgersflowers are a small genus of herbaceous perennials that are noted for the bronze color their leaves turn towards the end of summer. Rodgersia flourish in damp or moist conditions, particularly alongside waterways. They make good groundcover and are quite hardy.
Bigflower Tellima are a genus of herbaceous perennial flowering plants. They are native to western North America but have been naturalized in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Their Latin name, Tellima, is an anagram of Mitella of which it is closely related to. As a fun fact, myths suggest that woodland elves ate bigflower Tellima to improve night vision.
Youth on ages
Normally grown as ornamental perennials, youth on ages trees can tolerate low humidity and therefore be used indoors. Flower colors range from brownish-purple to white depending on the variety, and leaves are coarse, prickly, and tipped with needle-like seeds. They thrive in moist forests and along stream banks. They have small blossoms at the base of their leaf blades that develop into a new plant, hence their common name, Youth on age.
Japanese Foam Flower
Japanese Foam Flower is a monotypic genus. It is a member of the Saxifrage family native to Japan.
Jepsonia contains three species. The jepsonia is a perennial with a cormlike caudex, toothed leaves, and a cyme inflorescence that blooms in the fall. Jepsonia plants are native to California and Baja California.
Mukdenia is a genus of plants in the saxifrage family, Saxifragaceae, consisting of 2 species. They are native to woodland areas of east Asia and Japan.
In early spring, golden saxifrages bloom with small yellow or greenish-yellow flowers with five petals. Present throughout the Northern hemisphere (with the exception of two species found in South America), these soft and small plants thrive in harsh environments; they can even withstand the freezing growing conditions of arctic regions.