In search of flowers in the Northeast

Saxifrage Family: Saxifragaceae

These family members are often found in the mountains because they do well in rocky areas and thin soils. Most have rounded and lobed basal leaves and small flowers, about 1/4 of an inch, with multiple flowers along tall, unbranched flower stalks called racemes. If you look closely, flowers typically have five sepals, five petals, and five or ten stamens. Members include false goat’s beard, alumroot, sweetspire, and miterwort.

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