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Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

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.

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Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

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.

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Prairie Alum Root

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.

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Prairie Alum Root (Flower Stalk)

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

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Prairie Alum Root (Flowers)

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.

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Prairie Alum Root (Leaves)

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.

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