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St. Patrick's Cabbage

Saxifraga spathularis

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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:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Cliffs, mountains, rocks, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
The flowers are white with many red and yellow spots on the petals. Flower stems are red (and for the entire plant). The flowers themselves are 7 to 9mm in diameter.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule.
Leaves:
All leaves are basal and long-stalked. The leaves are spoon-shaped and toothed. The red stems are upright and leafless. Perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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