Saxifraga


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Saxifraga

 

a genus of plants of the family Saxifragaceae. The plants are perennial, sometimes annual, herbs. The leaves are usually in rosettes. The flowers are in corymbs or panicles; they are rarely solitary. There are approximately 350 species in the temperate and cold belts of the northern hemisphere and in the Andes. In the USSR there are approximately 80 species, distributed primarily in the arctic and in the mountains of the Caucasus (the alpine belt). Many species grow in the crevices of rocks. The most common species are Saxífraga hirculus, S. punctata, S. nivalis, and S. oppositifolia. Many species are grown as ornamentals in gardens; some are cultivated indoors in hanging baskets (for example, S. sarmentosa).

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Nevertheless, populations of Scabiosa lucida, Saxifraga oppositifolia, Epilobium fleischeri and Carex flaccafound occurring at different altitudes showed a decrease in seed size with altitude.
En la alianza Saxifragion camposii Cuatrecasas ex Quezel 1953 se incluyen diferentes asociaciones, entre las que destacamos Saxifragetum camposii Cuatrecasas ex Martinez-Parras & Peinado 1990, que es una comunidad muy comun y caracteristica de los paredones y riscos calizo-dolomiticos de orientacion fresca y sombria de los pisos supra y oromediterraneo de todo el Parque, que aparece dominada por Saxifraga camposii Boiss.
If you want to save more money, I've seen mixed packs of six of the most popular alpines of all (phlox, sagina, thyme, saxifraga, ar meria and sempervivum) for pounds 7.
Saxifraga griesbachii produces wee silvery stars 2in across and the centre of each gradually expands into a wee hairy purple triffid, albeit 2in tall.
Many make excellent permanent edging, such as Alchemilla mollis, Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea' and Saxifraga x urbium.
Esa rosa saxifraga, que horada tinieblas como piedras, me presento a Villaurrutia.
It also includes such natural ingredients as willow bark extract, which refines skin texture by eliminating old skin cells; saxifraga and grape extracts to help fade dark spots and discolorations; and antioxidant vitamin E and green tea extract, which help neutralize free radicals.
Cascading down over the edge of the walling is the Pyrennean saxifrage, Saxifraga longifolia.
Temporal changes in pollen flow and neighbourhood structure in a population of Saxifraga hirculus L.
Response of Saxifraga oppositifolia to simulated climate change at three contrasting latitudes.
Group C, though dominated by other species, was uniquely characterized by Saxifraga.