This family includes perennial herbs and deciduous
shrubs. The fruit type is a capsule or berry. The flower
parts tend to be in 4's or 5's with stamens equal to or
twice the number of sepals and with a pistil of 2 to 5
united carpels having numerous ovules. Leaves are mostly
without stipules and usually alternate. The Saxifragaceae
include food and ornamental plants. In the wild they are
typical of arctic, and boreal regions.
- Food-gooseberry (Grossularia), currant
- Ornamentals-Astilbe (false
goat's-beard), Heuchera (coral-bells),
Philadelphus (mock orange)
Examples of some of these are pictured below.
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