Overview

Distribution

Global Range: This plant is circumboreal. Within North America, it may be found south to Vermont, western New York, northern Michigan, and British Columbia.

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Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / parasite
caeomoid aecium of Melampsora epitea var. reticulatae parasitises live Saxifraga aizoides

Foodplant / parasite
telium of Puccinia pazschkei var. jueliana parasitises live Saxifraga aizoides

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: > 300

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Saxifraga aizoides

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 15
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

Environmental Specificity: Narrow. Specialist or community with key requirements common.

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Global Short Term Trend: Relatively stable (=10% change)

Global Long Term Trend: Increase of 10-25% to decline of 30%

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Threats

Degree of Threat: Low

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Wikipedia

Saxifraga aizoides

'"Yellow Saxifrage" redirects here; not to be confused with Yellow Marsh Saxifrage (S. hirculus).
Capsules and seeds

Saxifraga aizoides, Yellow Mountain Saxifrage or Yellow Saxifrage, is a flowering herb and alpine plant of the genus Saxifraga.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Yellow mountain saxifrage prefers cold and moist well draining neutral to basic bedrock, gravel, sand, or shale cliff environments. It is found in: North America, including Alaska, across Canada, the Great Lakes region, and Greenland; and in Europe, including the Tatra Mountains, Alps, and Svalbard.[2] [3]

Description[edit]

Saxifraga aizoides branches at or below ground level, and grows to 2–10 centimetres (0.79–3.94 in). It spreads by short rhizomes, forming mats of small colonies.[3]

The flowers, with five sepals and petals, are yellow—green.[3]

Saxifraga aizoide is a listed threatened species in New York state.[4]

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