GOLDEN-SAXIFRAGE (OPPOSITE-LEAVED)

Chrysosplenium oppositifolia

Saxifrage Family [Saxifragaceae]  

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status
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flower
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flower
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morph
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petals
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  (4)
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24th April 2004, Midgehole, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Photo: © RWD


In a slow-moving stream with some sort of liverwort. Photo: © RWD


7th July 2006, The foothills of the Howgills, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


10th April 2008, foot of Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


2nd April 2007, near Green Withins resr, Lancashire. Photo: © RWD


21st May 2008, Near Hayfield, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD


Golden Saxifrage, scientific name Chrysosplenium oppositifolia should not to be confused with Purple Saxifrage, whose latin name is Saxifraga Oppositifolium even although both are members of the Saxifrage Family.

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

Distinguishing Feature: The stems are square, the leaf margins slightly wavy toothed.

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 until July.


  Chrysosplenium oppositifolia  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Saxifragaceae  

Distribution
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 BSBI maps
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Chrysosplenium
(Golden-saxifrages)

GOLDEN-SAXIFRAGE (OPPOSITE-LEAVED)

Chrysosplenium oppositifolia

Saxifrage Family [Saxifragaceae]  

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