Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Range about 10,000+ sq. mi. Occurs along the eastern slope of Washington Cascades (Okanogan to Yakima Counties) and disjunct in Montana.
SAXIFRAGA has many similar-appearing species; a technical key and hand lens are necessary for identification. S. OREGANA VAR SUBAPETALA also lacks petals, but the stamens are purple. S. INTEGRIFOLIA is also very similar, but it has petals and the inflorescence is less congested. S. RHOMBOIDEA is the most common high-elevation species, but it also has petals.
Catalog Number: US 296726
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): G. R. Vasey
Year Collected: 1889
Locality: Washington, United States, North America
- Isotype: Piper, C. V. 1900. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 27: 393.
Comments: Vernally wet meadows, on banks of emphemeral streams, in wet depressions on mountain slopes; 600 - 2800 m.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Comments: But could be C. About 10 populations identified in Washington, disjunct also in Montana.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Saxifraga apetala has been interpreted as a variety of S. integrifolia and of S. columbiana (Elvander, 1984). Kartesz (5/98 draft) recognizes S. apetala as distinct.
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