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Bergenia
Saxifragaceae
Bergenia cordifolia


gardengeek
gardengeek
Flower Petal # 5
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Herb

Saxifragaceae Family

Bergenia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Elephant-ear, Pigsqueak,


Location

Country of Origin: Siberia and Mongolia,
native to central Asia, from Afghanistan to China and the Himalayan region.

Habitat: Damp rocky woodland and meadows

Found in Utah.

Physical Description
Cordifolia means cordate leaves.
Evergreen perennial plants with a spirally arranged rosette of leaves, and pink flowers produced in a cyme. The leaves are leathery, look like a heart, and often have wavy or saw-toothed edges. For most of the year, the leaves have a glossy green color, but in cooler climates, they turn red or bronze in the fall.


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Saxifragaceae
Rock Breaker Family
Saxifragales
Saxifragales
Rock Breaker Order
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Exotic Pink Maroon Flower.

The common name for Bergenia is pigsqueak due to the sound produced when two leaves are rubbed together.

They prefer sun but will grow in shady areas as well.

Bergenin shows a potent immunomodulatory effect.

Bergenia cordifolia is the most widely grown garden plant, especially the cultivar Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea.' The species epithet cordifolia means: heart-shaped leaf. The leaves are winter hardy and change color in the range of rust brown to brown-red. Other cultivars are Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut' and Bergenia cordifolia 'Senior.'



Bergenia Leaf
If you rub these leaves they squeak like rubber.



Pigsqueak Flower
Bergenia, Exotic Pink Maroon Flower

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