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9. Saxifraga aleutica Hultén, Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 522, fig. 4. 1936.

Aleut saxifrage

Plants mat-forming, not stoloniferous, rhizomatous. Leaves basal and cauline, (basal crowded, cauline 1-2); petiole absent; blade oblanceolate to spatulate, unlobed, 3-6 mm, fleshy, margins entire, eciliate, apex obtuse, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences solitary flowers, 0.5-2 cm, densely pink- to purple-tipped stipitate-glandular; bracts sessile. Flowers: sepals reflexed, oblong to ovate or triangular, margins stipitate-glandular, surfaces glabrous; petals greenish yellow, not spotted, elliptic to narrowly obovate, 2-3 mm, ± equaling sepals; ovary superior.

Flowering summer. Gravelly areas, hill and mountain tops; 200-1200 m; Alaska.

Saxifraga aleutica is found on the Aleutian Islands.


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