|FORM herbs shrubs and small trees
Species 580 in our area 66 (Gray); 64 (B&B)43
Distribution Northern Hemisphere temperate regions
Flowers regular flowers radially symmetrical with 5 separate petals and 5 sepals. Flowers distinctive, flat ring around the ovary often covered with nectar.
Fruits often in pairs with 2 diverging tips.
#Parts 4’s or 5’s sepals and petals 5-10 stamens Symmetry
Leaves simiple or compound, usually alternate or basal, commonly deciduous.
Grow in clefts in the rock, were believed to break it down hence the name rock breaker.