As Finland’s only purple-lowered saxifrage, this species cannot be confused with any other saxifrage. Extensions Research real-life situations in The Plants Database includes the following 72 species of Saxifraga . Saxifraga oppositifolia L. – purple mountain saxifrage Subordinate Taxa.

It's one of the earliest to bloom!

How to grow: saxifrage ... or leaf-mould with lots of grit added will suit most of the saxifrage family. Purple Saxifrage a.k.a. The structure of the leaves and stems is known to vary, depending on where the plant is growing and scientists are doing research into why this is so. Known as the northernmost wildflower on Earth as it’s found on the northernmost piece of land on Earth, Kaffeklubben Island, it can survive extremely cold environments periodically lacking in sunlight, lacking in water when everything is frozen over, and with very brief growing seasons. Another type of flower that grows in the Arctic is the Purple Saxifrage. Native Introduced Native and Introduced. Purple Saxifrage. In the Canadian North, it grows from the Yukon to Ellesmere Island and from northern Quebec to Newfoundland. As it moves from plant to plant, the Arctic hare will mow the flowers down, eschewing the careful nibbling of the muskoxen and caribou, which share a liking for this plant. Its soil, called permafrost, is permanently frozed due to the harsh, cold conditions. Rusty saxifrage (Saxifraga ferruginea) has tiny, white, five-petaled flowers, so humble that only three of those petals are decorated with two yellow spots each. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. The purple saxifrage (or Saxifraga Oppositifolia) is found in mountainous regions of the Arctic, but never in the Arctic Ocean. Sep 1, 2014 - Purple saxifrage, Nunavut's provincial flower. They eat all parts of the plant. Purple saxifrage is an edible plant that is seen all over the high Arctic. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Fun fact: Inuit have been known to eat the sweet blossoms of the purple saxifrage which contain vitamin C. The flowering parts are used as medicine. It can be found in the area of Arctic Circle, in Alaska, Rocky Mountains, Alps, northern Britain and northern Greenland. Another type of flower that grows in the Arctic is the Purple Saxifrage. Native Introduced Native and Introduced. It has green leaves with light silver leaf veining and red runners.

Habitat: This species of saxifrage occupies moist, calcium-rich gravel areas in arctic and alpine environments.

The purple saxifrage (or Saxifraga Oppositifolia) is found in mountainous regions of the Arctic, but never in the Arctic Ocean. The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Saxifraga oppositifolia .