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Saxifraga juniperifolia Adams

Saxifraga juniperifolia

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Plant forming a thick evergreen mosslike cushion or carpet. Perennial shoots repeatedly branched and creeping. Vegetative ascending shoots 3-7 cm. Leaves small, dark green, almost subulate. Corymblike inflorescence with bright yellow flowers exceeding leaves by 3-5 cm. V - evergreen plant, new leaves appear April-May. Fl - May for 2-3 weeks. Fr - July. Propagation by seed and cuttings. Prefers sunny places, but can grow in semishaded sites. Well suited for the rock garden. Z 4. Poorly known in cultivation.

The Caucasus. On humid rocks, on limestone, in shady places, mainly in the alpine zone.


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