Identification: Thinking saxifrage, but...

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  1. tbransco

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    ... need help please :-) Picture attached.

    Thanks in advance,
    Terry
     

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It would help to see what the leaves look like.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't thinking about ID when I took this shot yesterday. Sorry, Margot; it's the only shot of it I took.
     
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    After a deep(er) dive on Wikipedia, I think there's a good chance it's Rusty-haired saxifrage (Micranthes rufidula). Would you agree?
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I agree there is a good chance the flower in your photo is Micranthes rifidula and there is quite a concentration of that species in the Victoria area. The only way to be sure is to look at the whole plant and see if it conforms to the description in E-Flora BC - E-Flora BC Atlas Page . It's very attractive, isn't it?

    Micranthes rifidula (3).png Micranthes rifidula in bloom (2).png
     
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    Could not agree more, Margot. The deep burgundy of the underparts (sorry, vocab is a bit limited here) really set off the bright white petals.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's what I lean towards, as well.
     

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