Saxifraga micranthidifolia 

Lettuce Saxifrage

Names and Myths

Saxifraga Latin saxum, a stone frangere to break, also used to break down kidney stones.

micranthidifolia with leaves of Micranthes

Natural history / Folklore

Stems and flower stalks covered with sticky hairs to reduce ant predation on the pollen and nectar.17 Little recorded use of this plant.6


White 6-12 small blossoms per hairy stem. One quarter inch flowers with 5 petals 5 sepals and 10 stamens. Basal leaves. dry rocky woods and ledges.

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