Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage - Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Alt Name
Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage

Low, slightly hairy, creeping plant, stems square and rooting readily. Leaves opposite, rounded or oblong, with blunt teeth. Flowers greenish, 3 to 4 mm, surrounded by bright yellow-green leafy bracts.

Photo ID?

Damp shady places, streamsides, wet woodland.

When to see it

March to July

Life History


UK Status

Common in most parts of Britain, but less so around East Anglia.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 55 of the 617 tetrads

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map