Early in March the pretty little white flowers of the Saxifrage blossom in numerous spreading groups, which are loosely clustered on the tops of long, thick, often sticky, hairy stems. This plant grows from four to twelve inches high and loves to dwell in dry or rocky hillsides and woodlands, where it usually roots in small chinks or crevices among the rocks. Its name is derived from the Greek, meaning rock-breaker and alludes to its fabled power to rend apart the rocks where it is generally found growing. It also has some significance in reference to certain bodily ailments which it was supposed to cure. The small, smooth, oval leaves taper to a rounding point and narrow at their base into broad stems. They are thick textured and their edges are scalloped. They are gathered into a small, compact and rounded tuft near the ground. The flowers have five pointed petals, ten yellow stamens, and a five-parted light green calyx. They continue to bloom into May and are found from New Brunswick to Minnesota, south to Georgia and Tennessee.