2. Micranthes Texàna (Bnckl.) Small. Texan Saxifrage

Fig. 2157

Saxifraga texana Buckl. Proc. Acad. Phila. 1861: 455.

1862. Micranthes texana Small, Fl. SE. U. S. 501. 1903.

Scape sparingly pubescent up to the inflorescence, 2'-7' high. Leaves ovate to obovate, narrowed into broad petioles, entire or shallowly toothed, 1/2'-2 1/2' long; inflorescence with the branches ending in congested cymules; flowers white, regular, 2"-3" broad; calyx-lobes erect, broadly oblong to ovate, somewhat shorter than the suborbicular or obovate petals; follicles erect or nearly so.

On hillsides or in sandy barrens, Missouri and Texas. March-April.

2 Micranthes Tex Na Bnckl Small Texan Saxifrage 499

3. Micranthes Virginiénsis (Michx.) Small. Early Saxifrage

Fig. 2158

Saxifraga virginiensis Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 1: 260.

1803. Micranthes virginiensis Small, Fl. SE. U. S. 501.


Scape viscid-pubescent, 4'-12' high, naked, or with a few bracts at the base of the pedicels.

Leaves obovate, or oval with a spatulate base, narrowed into a margined petiole, dentate or crenate, obtuse or acutish at the apex, l' - 3' long or longer; inflorescence cymose, at length loose and paniculate with the lower peduncles elongated; flowers white, regular, 2" - 3" broad; calyx-lobes erect, triangular or triangular-ovate, much shorter than the oblong-spatulate, obtuse petals; ovary nearly free from the calyx; carpels nearly separate, the follicles at length widely divergent.

In dry or rocky woodlands, New Brunswick to Minnesota, south to Georgia and Tennessee. Ascends to 3500 ft. in Virginia. March-May. Forms with 15 stamens occur on New York Island, and with green petals in Essex Co., Mass. Spring-saxifrage. May-flower. Sweet wilson. Everlasting.

3 Micranthes Virgini Nsis Michx Small Early Saxifr 500

4. Micranthes Pennsylvanica (L.) Haw. Pennsylvania Or Swamp Saxifrage

Fig. 2159

S. pennsylvanica L. Sp. Pl. 399. 1753. Saxifraga Forbesii Vasey, Am. Entom. & Bot.

2: 288. 1870. M. pennsylvanica Haw. Saxifr. Enum. 45. 1821.

Scape stout, terete, viscid-pubescent, 1°-3 1/2° high, bracted at the inflorescence. Leaves large, oval, ovate, obovate or ob-lanceolate, pubescent or glabrate, 4'-10' long, 1 1/2' - 3' wide, obtuse at the apex, narrowed at the base into a broad petiole, the margins denticulate or repand; cymes in an elongated open panicle; flowers greenish, regular, 1 1/2"-2 1/2" broad; calyx-tube nearly free from the ovary, its lobes ovate, ob-tusish, reflexed, one-half shorter than the lanceolate or linear-lanceolate petals; filaments subulate or filiform; follicles ovoid, their tips divergent when mature.

Swamps and wet banks, Maine to Ontario, Minnesota, Virginia, Iowa and Missouri. May.

4 Micranthes Pennsylvanica L Haw Pennsylvania Or S 5014 Micranthes Pennsylvanica L Haw Pennsylvania Or S 502