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Saxifraga hirculus L.

8 photos.
An alpine meadow inhabitant known as the "bog saxifrage" or "yellow marsh saxifrage".

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24228

1.  Photos 1-7 taken in Early July.  Several plants growing in a grassy area.








2.  A mature blossom.  The anthers have
begun to shrivel and twin styles have
developed and separated The orange spots
at the base of the petals have faded.

3.  Two blossoms.  The less developed upper
blossom shows no separation of the ovary.  The
anthers are still swollen and the orange spots are
dark.  On the lower blossom, the anthers are gone,
the twin styles are present and the spots have faded.

4.  Two blossoms.  Note the reflexed sepals
on the more mature blossom below.

5.  An entire plant.

6.  Mid-stem area of the plant in photo 7.

7.  A large group of plants in a grassy area.

8. July 11, 2009.  Close-up of two blossoms
showing the paired follicles.

Photos 1-7 taken just west of
Twelvemile Summit.
65° 23.7' N, 145° 59.1' W
Elev. 3050 ft.

Photo 8 taken on the Central
side of Eagle Summit.
65°  30.08' N,   145°  22.84' W
Elev. 3700 ft.