Saxifragaceae Gallery - the Saxifrage family

The Saxifrage family comprises more than 700 species, most often encountered on sparse soils among rocks in mountainous areas. For the most part the flowers have lobed basal leaves, while the smallish flowers (mostly 5 to 15 mm across) usually have five petals backed by five sepals.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...