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Irish Saxifrage

Saxifraga rosacea

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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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:
25 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Cliffs, mountains, riversides, rocks, waterside.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
White flowers, up to 2cm in diameter. Flowers are erect while in bud. The buds of the similar looking Mossy Saxifrage (Saxifraga hypnoides) are nodding.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule.
Leaves:
3-lobed leaves, broader and not as sharply pointed as the similar looking Mossy Saxifrage (Saxifraga hypnoides).
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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