Saxifrage oregana

This resilient perennial has basal rosettes with small white flowers dotting the 11-47 inch tall stalks. It’s an important early season nectar source for many native pollinators.

For more information, view the NRCS Plant Materials Center’s Plant Guide for Oregon Saxifrage.

Saxifraga oregana © Mary Ellen Harte
close up of Saxifraga oregana flower © ME Harte
saxifrage flowering stalks © ME Harte
  • Saxifraga oregana © Mary Ellen Harte
  • close up of Saxifraga oregana flower © ME Harte
  • saxifrage flowering stalks © ME Harte

Plant Details

Habitat:
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Shrub Swamp
Shallow Marsh
Wet Prairie
These plants prefer wet - even waterlogged - soils in winter and spring. Because they are dormant in summer, they can withstand dry summer soils.
Mature Height:
11-47"
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
moist to wet soils
Special Uses:
Attracts pollinators.