GOLDEN-SAXIFRAGE [ALTERNATE-LEAVED]

Chrysosplenium alternifolium

Saxifrage Family [Saxifragaceae]  

month8Feb month8mar month8march month8apr month8april month8May month8jun month8june month8jul month8july

status
statusZnative
 
flower
flower8bicolour
 
flower
flower8yellow
 
inner
inner8green
 
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZ4
  (4)
stem
stem8triangular
 

10th April 2008, Warsow End, nr Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


10th April 2008, Warsow End, nr Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


10th April 2008, Warsow End, nr Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


10th April 2008, Warsow End, nr Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


10th April 2008, Warsow End, nr Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


Easily confused with : Golden Saxifrage (Opposite Leaved) but with the opposite leaved variety, the leaves are opposite each other as opposed to alternate up the stem, and the stems are square whereas on the alternate leaved variety shown here they are triangular. Also, the leaves on the Alternate Leaved variety shown here are glossier, are on longer stalks and have nicks on the periphery about a quarter of the diameter, whereas on the oppositely leaved variety the leaves are wavy edged.

Distinguishing Feature: The stems are triangular, the leaves notched.

Both varieties of Golden Saxifrage grow in wet flushes or shallow springs, beside streams or on wet mountain ledges. Both have small yellowish flowers scarcely of differing colour to the leaves, opening February and July.


  Chrysosplenium alternifolium  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Saxifragaceae  

Distribution
family8Saxifrage family8Saxifracaea

 BSBI maps
genus8chrysosplenium
Chrysosplenium
(Golden-saxifrages)

GOLDEN-SAXIFRAGE [ALTERNATE-LEAVED]

Chrysosplenium alternifolium

Saxifrage Family [Saxifragaceae]  

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