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Micranthes apetala
Tiny swamp saxifrage, western swamp saxifrage

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho and Montana.

Habitat: Vernally moist meadows at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: March-May

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, beetles, wasps


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Accepted Name:
Micranthes apetala (Piper) Small
Publication: N. Amer. Fl. 22: 135. 1905.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Saxifraga apetala Piper [KZ99]
Saxifraga columbiana Piper var. apetala (Piper) Engl. & Irmsch.
Saxifraga integrifolia Hook. var. apetala (Piper) M.E. Jones [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Micranthes apetala in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Micranthes apetala checklist entry

OregonFlora: Micranthes apetala information

E-Flora BC: Micranthes apetala atlas page

CalPhotos: Micranthes apetala photos

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