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Saxifragaceae

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:
Astilbe
Astilboides
Bensoniella
Bergenia
Bolandra
Boykinia
Chrysosplenium
Conimitella
Darmera
Elmera
Hemieva
Heuchera
Hieronymusia
Hirculus
Jepsonia
Leptarrhena
Leptasea
Limnobotrya
Lithophragma
Micranthes
Mitella
Mukdenia
Neoboykinia
Oreotrys
Oresitrophe
Ozomelis
Pectiantia
Peltoboykinia
Rodgersia
Saniculiphyllum
Saxifraga
Saxifragella
Saxifragodes
Saxifragopsis
Spatularia
Steiranisia
Sullivantia
Tanakaea
Tellima
Tetilla
Therofon
Tiarella
Tolmiea

Rodgersia podophylla
Rodgersia podophylla
Saxifraga rotundifolia
Saxifraga rotundifolia flowers
Saxifraga spathularis
Saxifraga spathularis
Heuchera cylindrica © onlineflowergarden.com
Heuchera cylindrica at Kew Garden
Bergenia Crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia
Astilbe Chinensis
Astilbe Chinensis

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