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Saxifraga californica - California Saxifrage

Saxifraga californica produces these elegant white flowers the size of the eraser on your pencil from late Winter into Early Spring. Saxifraga californica is native to the Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Woodland, Closed Cone Pine Forest and up to the Red Fir Forest at 7500 feet. The foliage is a rosette on the ground, the flowers grow a foot or so through the surrounding foliage of neighboring plants. In our area Saxifraga californica grows on North exposures and under the partial shade of Oaks. Summers are dry and the plants are found on a slope, sometimes a steep one.

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Saxafraga californica, California Saxifrage