Chrysosplenium Oppositifolium, Opposite-Leaved Golden-Saxifrage



Common name:
Opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage
Scientific name:
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK; least common in parts of southeast England
Height:
Up to 15 cm (flowering stems); plants form low mats, with prostrate non-flowering stems
Habitat:
Streambanks, damp woodland, rocky places in mountains
Flowers:
Up to 5 mm in diameter; four yellowish-green sepals (no petals), in a flat, cross-shape, with eight yellow-tipped stamens and two carpels at the centre, subtended by larger green, leaf-like bracts
Leaves:
Opposite, rounded, shallowly toothed, on short stalks
Season:
March to July
Rarity:
★★★★★