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Blue or Purple Flowers ( Low, Matted, or Creeping Plants )
Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)

Purple Saxifrage
Saxifraga oppositifolia

Season: Mid-May to Early June
Habitat:
 Subalpine Ledges
Height:
 Low Lying Carpet

Description: This unique member of the saxifrage family forms a welcome high elevation discovery. The plant forms a ground hugging mass of pink to purple star-shaped flowers. The plants grow very tightly. Each stem has many short, tightly clasping leaves. From each stem, a single flower will bloom. The tight arrangement of flowers may obscure the leaves. Within each tubular flower, several brown to orange anthers can be seen.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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