Names: Saxum = stone, frangere = break; stone-breakers.
Botany: herbs; shady moist woodland; good humus rich soil; averse sun, wind; hoard up salt, solidify and hard; soil sandy, high in MgO, FeO, MnO, acidic, low in silica, nutrients.
In the Apg3 and older classifications Saxifragaceae has been placed in the Order Saxifragales.
In the Plant theory Saxifragaceae is treated the same way. It is placed in Subphase 6 in Saxifragales.