Belongs to: flowering plants

Golden saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Also known as: opposite-leaved golden saxifrage

Best time to see: mid Mar to May

Key facts

A creeping plant that forms dense mats in damp areas of ancient woods

Most common in western Britain, getting scarcer towards the east


Flowers are greenish, 3–4 mm, with bright yellow anthers

Leaves are rounded, blunt-toothed, in pairs

Stems are square and prostrate, rooting readily

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