E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Micranthes integrifolia
grassland saxifrage
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Micranthes integrifolia
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Species Information

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Perennial herb from thick stem-bases with short rhizomes, sometimes with bulblets; flowering stem 1, 10-30 cm tall, hairy to nearly smooth below, glandular-hairy above, the glands mostly reddish or purplish.
Basal leaves egg-shaped, 2-7 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, gradually tapered at base, entire or minutely toothed, usually fringed, sometimes smooth, but often with rusty, tangled hairs below; stalks 5-40 mm long; stem leaves lacking.
Inflorescence a terminal cluster of flowers, conical and open-branched, the bracts usually linear to linear-lanceolate, some with rusty, woolly hairs; petals usually whitish or yellowish, 2-4 mm long, egg-shaped, narrowed to a slightly clawed base, deciduous; calyces cone-shaped, joined to the base of the ovary, free hypanthium absent, the lobes egg-shaped, 1-2 mm long, spreading, sometimes bent back; stamens 10.
Follicles, 3.5-5 mm long, often reddish or purplish; seeds brown, about 0.6 mm long, lightly wrinkled lengthwise.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to dry grassy slopes, meadows and rock outcrops in the lowland and montane zones; frequent in SW BC south of 52degreeN; S to MT and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Micranthes integrifolia

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 31 821 2423
Slope Gradient (%) 0 27 95
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
2 236 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 4
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(7), CDF(9), ESSF(3), IDF(4), MH(1), MS(1), PP(8)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Saxifraga integrifolia Hook.

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