Saxifragaceae

Belongs within: Hamamelidaceae.Contains: Heuchera, Saxifraga. The Saxifragaceae are a diverse group of perennial herbs and subshrubs that are most diverse in temperate and boreal regions. Misplaced Hawaiians Published 22 October 2007 The Saxifragaceae are a small family of about 30 genera of herbaceous plants found in the temperate zones of the world (more in the… Continue reading Saxifragaceae

Rhodiola

Belongs within: Crassulaceae. Rhodiola is a genus of perennial, fleshy herbs found in high altitudes and frigid regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Characters (from Flora of China): Herbs perennial, with some dimorphism. Rhizome a fleshy caudex, thick or slender, apex usually at or slightly above ground level. Caudex leaves present, usually reduced and scalelike, but… Continue reading Rhodiola

Crassulaceae

Belongs within: Hamamelidaceae.Contains: Rhodiola, Tillaea, Dudleya, Sedum. The Crassulaceae are a family of succulent plants found nearly worldwide but most diverse in north-temperate regions and South Africa. In members of the genus Crassula, the leaves typically bear numerous hydathodes (water-exuding pores); in other genera, forming the subfamily Sempervivoideae, the leaves have only a single apical… Continue reading Crassulaceae

Saxifragales

Belongs within: Gunneridae.Contains: Hamamelidaceae. The Saxifragales are a clade of flowering plants supported by molecular analyses. Members of the clade are morphologically very diverse including both herbaceous taxa (e.g. Saxifragaceae, Crassulaceae) and the wind-pollinated hamamelid taxa (e.g. Hamamelidaceae, Altingiaceae). The Altingiaceae are wind-pollinated trees found in Asia and North America, of which the American sweetgum… Continue reading Saxifragales

Saxifraga

Belongs within: Saxifragaceae. Saxifraga, the saxifrages, is a large genus of herbaceous plants found mostly in northern temperate and arctic regions. Most species have leaves distributed along the flowering stem; species with leaves growing as a basal rosette have recently been separated as the genus Micranthes. The strawberry-geranium S. stolonifera of eastern Asia has a… Continue reading Saxifraga