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White Flowers ( Five Petals Leafs Mainly Basal )
Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)

Leather-leaved Saxifrage
Leptarrhena pyrolifolia

Season: July
Habitat:
 Streambanks and other Wet Locations
Height:
 Up to 20 cm

Description: Look for this flower along small streams, in wet mossy areas. It has a basal clump of oval, toothed, evergreen leaves, between 3 and 6 cm long, and usually one leaf clasping the hairless stem. The flowers are white and very small. It can be distinguished from the similar western saxifrage by its single clasping leaf along the stem. Western saxifrage lacks this leaf.

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