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Saxifraga squarrosa
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Saxifraga squarrosa Sieber.

Synonyms -

Popular names - sassifraga delle Dolomiti, Sparrig-Steinbrech

Distribution and Habitat - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial, hermaphrodite. Stems branched. Leaves simple, entire, linear-oblong, subacute, suberecte. Caulinare Leaves alternate, pubescent, linear. Densely glandular-pubescent flowering stem, 1-5 flowers. Sepa glandular pubescent, twice shorter than petals, corolla composed of five petals, spatula, white, 3-4 x 4-6 mm. Blooms in June-July. Fruit capsule.


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