Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage

Name: Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage

Scientific name: Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 20

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About: This moisture loving plant is found in any habitat near damp or wet places. It flowers between April and June.

How to identify: Look for rounded green leaves with flowers set amongst them. The flowers themselves have no petals but are a slightly more yellowy-green.

Where: Widespread and common through the UK.

Fantastic fact: The opposite leaved variety of golden saxifrage has a close relative called Chrysosplenium alternifolium which means alternate-leaved.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey