Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Lettuce-leaf Saxifrage
Saxifraga micranthidifolia
Family: Saxifragaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Wet banks and rocks in mountain streams.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The white petals of this species are all equal in length. The stamens are club shaped. Fruit is a bilobed capsule that does not appear to be ribbed and only about one third attached (about 2/3 spreading apart). The leaves can be 30 cm and more commonly are 8-20cm long and have numerous teeth.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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