Saxifraga stolonifera Curtis, Philos. Trans. 64(1): 308 1774. (syn: Adenogyna sarmentosa (L.f.) Raf.; Aphomonix hederacea Raf.; Diptera cuscutiformis (Lodd.) Heynh.; Diptera sarmentosa (L.f.) Borkh.; Diptera sarmentosa (L. f.) Losinsk.; Ligularia sarmentosa (L.f.) Duval; Ligularia sarmentosa (L. f.) Haw.; Robertsonia sarmentosa (L.f.) Link; Rupifraga cuscutiformis (Lodd.) Raf.; Rupifraga sarmentosa (L.f.) Raf.; Saxifraga chaffanjonii H. Lév.; Saxifraga chinensis Lour.; Saxifraga cuscutiformis Lodd.; Saxifraga dumetorum Balf. f.; Saxifraga fortunei var. tricolor Lem.; Saxifraga iochanensis H. Lév.; Saxifraga ligulata Murray; Saxifraga sarmentosa L.f. ; Saxifraga sarmentosa var. cuscutiformis (Lodd.) Ser.; Saxifraga sarmentosa var. immaculata Diels; Saxifraga sarmentosa var. tricolor (Lem.) Maxim.; Saxifraga stolonifera f. cuscutiformis (Lodd.) Tebbitt; Saxifraga stolonifera var. immaculata (Diels) Hand.-Mazz.; Saxifraga veitchiana Balf. f.; Sekika sarmentosa (L.f.) Moench);
Common name: Strawberry Begonia, Strawberry Geranium, Roving Sailor, Creeping saxifrage
Saxifraga stolonifera is a perennial flowering plant known by several common names, including Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Saxifrage, Creeping Rockfoil, as well as the quite ambiguous “Aaron’s beard”, Mother of Thousands, Roving Sailor, Wandering Jew, and Strawberry Begonia or Strawberry Geranium (it is neither a begonia nor a geranium).
It is native to Asia but has been introduced to other continents, mainly for use as an ornamental.
A popular garden flower, it has attractive white blossoms with distinctive pointed petals and bright yellow ovary. S. stolonifera also sees use as a houseplant. Its creeping green foliage makes a good groundcover. The plant spreads via threadlike stolon (runners), with plantlets taking root in the vicinity of the mother plant. It is hardy to USDA zone 5.
The foliage is occasionally used fresh or cooked in Japanese cuisine. It was also used as an herbal remedy in Classical Japan. It contains Quercetin which has been shown to have anti-cancer activity in vitro.
(From Wikipedia on 7.7.14)
Saxifraga sarmentosa from Kalimpong:: NS June 02 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).
Please validate the id of this beautiful rock herb..
Identified as Saxifraga sarmentosa, shot from Pelling and Kalimpong..
Saxifraga stolonifera now.
Saxifraga stolonifera Curtis (accepted name) : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 10 May 2017
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Yes an exceptional Saxifraga with zygomorphic flowers. This species seems to has naturalized in the area.
Herb for ID- 310517 PS-1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Small herb on road side slopes from Darjeeling.
Saxifraga stolonifera to me.
Yes Sir !
Saxifraga stolonifera Curtis : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) – 1 MB or more.
Location: Bhanjyang, Sukhiapokhari, India
Date: 13 May 2018
Altitude: 6500 ft.