Close-up detail of the tiny flowers of the piggyback plant, also known as youth-on-age. This common forest groundcover forb is native to the Pacific Northwest's wet forests, and is often found on the sides of creeks and streams. It gets its unusual name from the fact that small growths will appear at the base of the leaves that will eventually fall off as a tiny new plant - foregoing the seed process.
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- Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family), Green & Brown Wildflowers