An elegant and extensive genus of Alpine plants, which have long been favorites in English gardens; most of them are dwarf plants, and suitable for rock-work; but many species are difficult to cultivate. There is a native species in flower in May; in great abundance about rocks and barren places, with greenish-white flowers; very fragrant; six or eight inches high.

Saxifraga crassifolia has broad, thick leaves, rising from the crown of the plant, from which are thrown up stems one foot high, with panicles of pink flowers, in May and June.