Practical ecological knowledge for the temperate reader.

Boykinia occidentalis - Coast Boykinia

Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) [E-flora]

"General: Perennial herb from rhizomes; stems slender, leafy, 15-60 cm tall, brownish- to reddish-hairy, often glandular-hairy." [IFBC-E-flora]

"Habitat / Range Moist woodlands, meadows and streambanks in the lowland and montane zones; frequent on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland; S to CA." [IFBC-E-flora]

Status: Native [E-flora]

Other Uses Medicinal Uses


Cultivation References
  1. [E-flora], Accessed 01/22/2021
  2. [UMD-Eth]

Boykinia Sp.

"Habit: Plant glandular; rhizome scaly; bulblets 0. Leaf: basal and cauline, distal reduced, becoming bract-like; stipules inconspicuous to leaf-like; blade round to ovate, base cordate to reniform, occasionally truncate, obtuse, or tapered, primary lobes 3--many, shallow to deep, teeth sharp-tipped. Inflorescence: +- flat-topped or +- tapered to tip, > 15-flowered, generally 1-sided; bracts sessile to short-petioled, proximal leaf-like. Flower: hypanthium partly fused to ovary; petals often ephemeral; stamens 5; pistil 1, ovary > 1/2-inferior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile. Fruit: capsule. Species In Genus: 8 species: North America, Asia. Etymology: (S. Boykin, Georgia naturalist, 1786--1848)" [Jepson]

Local Species;

  1. Boykinia occidentalis - coast boykinia [E-flora]


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