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Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

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Micranthes virginiensis (also called Saxifraga virginiensis)
The name "saxifrage" means "rock-breaker." The meaning of the name helps you remember the habitat of early saxifrage—rock outcroppings, ledges, glades, and bluffs. In Missouri, it blooms February through June. More

Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower
The name "saxifrage" means "rock-breaker." The meaning of the name helps you remember the habitat of early saxifrage—rock outcroppings, ledges, glades, and bluffs. In Missouri, it blooms February through June. More

Prairie Alum Root

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Heuchera richardsonii
Prairie alum root lifts its small, greenish, bell-shaped flowers high on a hairy stalk. The leaves are all in a basal clump, have long stalks, and look a bit like maple leaves. More

Prairie Alum Root (Flower Stalk)

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Prairie alum root lifts its small, greenish, bell-shaped flowers high on a hairy stalk. It blooms April–June. More

Prairie Alum Root (Flowers)

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The flowers of prairie alum root are greenish or yellowish green, sometimes tinged with red, small (just less than ½ inch long),bell-shaped, with the upper lobes longer than and drooping over the lower ones. The orange-tipped stamens emerge slightly from the flower. More

Prairie Alum Root (Leaves)

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The leaves of prairie alum root are all basal and on long, hairy petioles. The blades are palmately lobed, often deeply cleft with large teeth; there are 3–5 lobes. A well-grown cluster of these leaves can be quite showy. More