Saxifragaceae is from the order of Eudicots. It is a family of herbaceous perennials plants. There are 36 in the genera with about 640 species. The name means rock breaker, which also refers to many species growing on rocks and rocky areas. The species are mostly distributed in the northern hemisphere with some in South America. Some of the better-known species include Heuchera, Tiarella, Rodgersia, Astilbe, and Saxifraga.
The foliage among Saxifragaceae species are basally aggregated, alternate and some on flower stems. They are simple but sometimes pinnately compound.
Saxifragaceae flowers have both male and female parts. The flowers usually in racemes or comes. Individual flower petals are clawed usually with up to ten stamens. The fruit in Saxifragaceae species is usually septicidal capsules with small seeds.
Some of the genera included in the Saxifragaceae family of plants include: