1. type genus of the Saxifragaceae; large genus of usually perennial herbs of Arctic and cool regions of northern hemisphere: saxifrage
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  • _Phyllonoma ruscifolia_, a saxifragaceous plant, bears the same specific name, indicating a similar origin of the flowers. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation
  • There are 7 genus, 42 species and 9 varieties of woody plant Saxifragaceae in Gansu province, most of which distribute in natural forest area and a few species are cultivated.
  • Umbilicariae cast their colored but scanty covering over the rocks, exposed by the melted snow, beautiful phanerogamic plants, as the Culcitium rufescens, Sida pinchinchensis, and Saxifraga Boussingaulti, are still found to flourish in the tropical region of the chain of the Andes, at an elevation of more than 15,000 feet. COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1
  • Agaricus those of the bladder; _Cassia fistula_ the affections of the intestines, and Aristolochia the disorders of the uterus: the polished surface and stony hardness which so eminently characterize the seeds of the Lithospermum officinale (common gromwell) were deemed a certain indication of their efficacy in calculous and gravelly disorders; for a similar reason, the roots of the Saxifraga granulata (white saxifrage) gained reputation in the cure of the same disease; and the Euphrasia A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive
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