Boykinia aconitifolia
(Brook Saxifrage)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Brook Saxifrage, Allegheny Brookfoam, Eastern Boykinia, Aconite Saxifrage
    Synonyms: Boykinia turbinata, Therofon aconitifolium, Therofon turbinatum
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Boykinia aconitifolia, or Brook Saxifrage, is native to the lower Appalachian area, where it is rare. It grows in moist, rocky locations. It blooms in mid to late spring, with dainty white flowers.

This species is the only one of its genus that grows on the eastern half of the US. It does, however, resemble other members in this family, like Saxifraga and Micranthes. More information and comparison photos will be posted at a later time.

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