Classification Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Tracheophyta
Superdivision Spermatophyta
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Micranthes
Species Micranthes pensylvanica
Swamp saxifrage

Date: April 21, 2012. Location: Williams Prairie (map)

USDA Plant Profile Flora of N. America

Scientific Name: Micranthes pensylvanica (synonyms: Saxifraga pensylvanica and Saxifraga forbesii)[etymology: Micranthes = small flower].

Common Name: Swamp saxifrage

Origin: Native

Notes: Recent molecular observations have resulted in some taxonomic rearrangements in the Saxifragaceae Family. Among these Saxifraga pensylvanica and a similar varient found in limestone seeps and cliff faces (Saxifraga forbesii) are now considered synonyms for Micranthes pensylvanica

Additional references: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

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Glossaries of botanical terms: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

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