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Round-leaved Saxifrage

Saxifraga rotundifolia

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, riversides, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
White, star-shaped flowers, spotted red, purple and yellow. The 5 green sepals are spreading in nature. The flowers are larger (12 to 20mm in diameter) than those of the similar looking and more common Kidney Saxifrage (Saxifraga hirsuta).
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule.
Leaves:
A perennial garden escape whose leaves consist of a dense basal rosette. The hairy leaves are roundish to kidney-shaped and long-stalked. The leaves are also dark green and toothed.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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