Meadow Saxifrage - Saxifraga granulata


Short to medium hairy plant, stem erect, branched above. Leaves mostly basal, kidney shaped, lobed, or bluntly deep toothed, with small bulbils at the base of the stalk (below ground). Flowers white 18 to 30 mm in loose branched clusters.

Identification difficulty

Meadows, pastures, roadside verges and other grassy places.

When to see it

April to June.

Life History


UK Status

Local distribution in Britain, it is rare in south-western England and northern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Occasional and localised in Leicestershire and Rutland though it can be plentiful when found. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 74 of the 617 tetrads.

In the current checklist, Jeeves, 2011, it is listed as occasional, becoming scarce

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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