(Saxifrage, Early - 02) The early saxifrage grows to heights of from 4 to 12 inches (10-30 cm.). These were on the shorter side. The leaves of the early saxifrage are basal and grow in a rosette around the hairy stem. The coarsely toothed leaves are wedge-shaped or oval. There are no leaves on the stems. The lichen growing on the rocks added character to the photo and interest to our visit.