saxifrage family

  1. the plant family Saxifragaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and small trees having alternate or opposite leaves, clustered or solitary flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the astilbe, currant, deutzia, gooseberry, hydrangea, mock orange, piggy-back plant, saxifrage, and strawberry geranium.

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How to use saxifrage family in a sentence

  • Endless are the ranks of the saxifrage family in white; countless the numbers of the pink family.

    Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
  • There are also numerous small herbaceous plants of the saxifrage family, some forming dense mats to the exclusion of other plants.

    The Mountain that was 'God' | John H. Williams