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  Saxifraga stolonifera
  Family Name : Saxifragaceae

  Common Names : Mother of Thousands, Strawberry Geranium, Strawberry begonia

  Chinese Name : 虎耳草

Mother of Thousands,Strawberry Geranium,Strawberry begonia
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous; Creeper; Trailing)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Herbaceous plant up to 45 cm tall.
      Foliage: Leaves are approximately heart-shaped or kidney-shaped to round.
      Flowers: The inflorescence is composed of many white, spotted flowers.
      Habitat :
      Occurs in forests, meadows, rock crevices and scrub.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Leaves; Edible Stems)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The leaves can be eaten cooked or raw. The flowering stem is said to be tasty when salted.)
      Medicinal (A decoction (the liquid obtained from boiling plant material in water) is used to treat boils, abscesses, and snake bites. The leaf juice is applied to aching ears.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Groundcover, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, Full Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting (Herbaceous), Leaf Cutting, Stolon / Runner, Division
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Orbicular / Round; Reniform; Cordate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Foliar Margin :
      Irregularly Incised
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute, Obtuse
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse, Cordate
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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