|Scientific Name||Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. austromontana (Saxifraga austromontana)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SABRA2|
|Common Name||Dotted Saxifrage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||524663|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6600 to 13500 ft.); spruce forests, rocky areas, crevices.
Plant: Perennnial, compact mat about 2 inches tall; flower stems 5 to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Crowded rosettes of narrow linear to lanceolate blades, up to about 1/2-inch long, un-lobed, hairy edges and spine at tip.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 2 to 10 white flowers atop reddish stems, each less than 1/2-inch across with 5 petals and 5 green/purplish sepals; each petal with several yellow to reddish dots; center ovary surrounded by white stamens. Petals of ssp. austromontana are not clawed (not narrowed at their bases).
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and Flora of North America.
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