A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for August 12, 2013

Rusty Saxifrage (Saxifraga ferruginea)

Ed’s Trail, Silver Star Mountain, WA 6/2013.

Ed’s Trail, Silver Star Mountain, WA 6/2013.

Three or four of the five petals on these small flowers are larger than the others and sport yellow dots.   The anthers are bright orange.   The leaves are oval and toothed.   The reddish central capsule is what gives the flower its common name. (more…)