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Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Plant Data

Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellowish-green sepals and bracts, bright yellow anthers and no petals.
Fruit:
The fruit is a cup-shaped capsule.
Leaves:
A creeping perennial that is carpet-forming. As its name implies, this plant has leaves that are arranged in opposite pairs along the stems. The leaves are roundish, stalked and with bluntly toothed margins.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are bitter-tasting but can be eaten, raw or cooked. They can be used in soups and salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Habitats:
Mountains, riversides, waterside, wetland, woodland.