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Micranthes reflexa (Hook.) Small
Saxifraga reflexa Hook.

23 photos.
A mid to high-elevation species, similar to S. lyallii, known as the "reflexed saxifrage" or "Yukon saxifrage".

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 895015

1.  Early June.  A single blossom with dried or missing anthers.  Note the clavate (club-shaped)
filaments at the left.  The twin styles have appeared and are beginning to turn red from
the tips toward the base.  Also note the two yellow spots on the petals which Hultén mentions
in his description of S. lyallii.








2.  May 15, 2009.  Plant sprouting.

3.  Late May.  Another plant sprouting.
Note the red at the leaf margins.

4.  May 15, 2009.  Entire plant with short stem
and bud at the end.  Note that the base of
the plant is red as are some of the leaves.

5.  May 15, 2009.  Another view of the plant
in photo 4.  Note the dark roots.

6.  May 15, 2009.  The leaves from the plant in
photos 4 and 5.  The petioles are broad.

7.  Late May.  A group of plants sprouting or in bud.

8.  Late May.  A cluster of plants in the
bud stage.  Note the large bract at the base
of the stem branch.

9.  Late May.  Another view of the cluster in
photo 8.

10.  Early June.  View of possibly the same
cluster at a later date

11.  Early June.  Same cluster of plants as in photo
10.  As the stem elongates, more branches
with bracts emerge from what originally
was a terminal cluster on the longest stem.

12.  Early June.  1 or 2 multi-stemmed plants
which have branched out.

13.  Mid June.  A pair of single stemmed plants
at the branched stage.

14.  Early June.  A cluster of blossoms.  Note
that the styles have elongated before
splitting.  there are red-tipped
bracts showing as well as red-tipped sepals.

15.  Early June.  Top view of a blossom cluster.
Note the slightly reflexed sepal on the right blossom,
the red tips on the sepals on the left blossom,
and the elongated unsplit styles

16.  Early June.  An elongated cluster at the
same stage.

17.  Early June.  Another cluster.  Note the three
styles on the lower blossom and how the
red-tipped sepals have reflexed.  Also note the
red-tipped bracts at branchings and the bases of.
the pedicels observe the color changes as the
now split pistils develop into follicles.

18.  Late June.  A cluster of mature paired follicles.
At the upper right is a blossom with a split pistil
and persistent filaments, some still carrying their
desiccated anthers.  There are reflexed sepals which
have lost most of the red color from the tips.

19.  May 18, 2010.  Plants in bud.  Note
That the bottom stems have begun to

20.  May 30, 2010.  A plant(s) in full bloom.

21.  June 21, 2010. Mature paired follicles from
a previous year. Some of the stamens
and reflexed sepals are still intact.

22.  May 31, 2014.  A pair of plants on thin
soil above granite.

23.  May 31, 2014.  Two plants in bud.

Photos 1-19 and 21-23 taken along Upper Bottom
Dollar Road.
65°  25.5' N,   144°  49.4' W
Elev. 2000 ft.

Photo 20 taken on the west side of the
mountain labeled by USGS as Eagle
Latitude: N 65° 28' 46.628
Longitude: W 145° 24' 6.3253
Altitude: 1102.29 m