Herb: Dotted Saxifrage

Latin name: Saxifraga punctata

Synonyms: Saxifraga nelsoniana

Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Edible parts of Dotted Saxifrage:

Leaves and stalks - raw or cooked. The native American Indians would usually eat it with oil. The leaves are a good source of Vitamin C and provitamin A. The leaves have been used to make a sauerkraut.

Description of the plant:


10 cm
(4 inches)

Habitat of the herb:

Montane areas and moist banks.

Propagation of Dotted Saxifrage:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Montane areas and moist banks.

Medicinal use of Dotted Saxifrage:

None known

Known hazards of Saxifraga punctata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.