Saxifragaceae . . . . . Saxifrage family

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White Saxifragaceae :


Greenish/Brown/Yellow flowered Saxifragaceae :-


Pink flowered Saxifragaceae :-


But see the similar: Sedum villosum

Saxifragaceae - by leaf shape



Bergenia . . . . . Elephant ears


Bergenia crassifolium . . . . . Elephant ears

Scattered across Br as a garden throw-out

Chrysosplenium . . . . . Golden saxifrages


Chrysosplenium alternifolium . . . . Alternate-leaved golden saxifrage

Less common than C. oppositifolium and primarily in N & W (exc. NW Sc)

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium . . . . Opposite-leaved golden saxifrage

Common throughout BI in wet flushes by streams; readily distinguished by the opposite pairs of leaves

Darmera . . . . . Indian rhubarb or Umbrella plant


Darmera peltata . . . . . Indian rhubarb or Umbrella plant

Scattered across Br as a garden throw-out

Heuchera . . . . . Coral bells or Alum root


Heuchera . . . . . Coral bells

Widely planted in gardens; Scattered across Br as an escape; this sp. possibly H. micrantha

Micranthes . . . . Saxifrages (were included in Saxifraga)

Micranthes nivalis . . . . Alpine saxifrage (was saxifraga nivalis)

Very local on mountain rocks

Micranthes stellaris . . . . Starry saxifrage (was Saxifraga stellaris)

Frequent by streams in mountains

Parnassia . . . . Grass of Parnassus


Parnassia palustris . . . . Grass of parnassus

Local in marshes and dune slacks, moslty in the N

Saxifraga . . . . . Saxifrages

For S. nivalis & S. stellaris see Micranthes

Saxifraga aizoides . . . . Yellow mountain saxifrage

Streamsides on mountains in Sc and N eng

Another yellow-flowered saxifrage with only 1 or few fls on a stem and long narrow lvs is S. hirculus (Yellow marsh saxifrage); a rare plant of upland bogs in Sc and N Ire

Saxifraga cernua . . . . Drooping saxifrage

Very rare at high altitude in mountains in C Sc


Saxifraga cuneifolia . . . . Lesser Londonpride

Naturalised on walls etc. in N En and Sc; lvs with few rounded teeth, white fls

Saxifraga granulata . . . . Meadow saxifrage

Base-rich grassland thoughout Br

Saxifraga hirsuta . . . . . Kidney saxifrage

Damp rocks in W Ire, and in W & C Sc

Saxifraga hypnoides . . . . Mossy saxifrage

Damp mountain rock ledges in N

The rather similar but smaller S. cespitosa (Tufted saxifrage) is widespread in the arctic but very rare in C Sc and N Wa

Saxifraga oppositifolia . . . . Purple saxifrage

Locally common on damp mountain rocks; flowers early (Feb-Apr)

Saxifraga rivularis . . . . Highland saxifrage

Rare on mountain rocks above 900m in C Sc

Saxifraga rosacea . . . . Irish saxifrage

Restricted to damp mountain cliffs in Ire; leaf tips without bristle point

Saxifraga spathularis . . . . St Patrick's cabbage

Damp rocks in W & SW Ire; leaf blades with sharp teeth, usually hairless

Saxifraga tridactylites . . . . Rue-leaved saxifrage

On walls and bare dry ground throughout BI

Saxifraga x urbium . . . . London pride

Commonly escapes from gardens; leaf blades with +/-rounded teeth & petioles often hairy on margins; similar to S. spathularis

Tellima . . . . . Fringe cups


Tellima grandiflora . . . . . Fringe cups

Widely naturalised in damp woods

Tolmiea . . . . Pick-a-back plant


Tolmiea menziesii . . . . Pick-a-back plant

In damp shady places across much of Br