Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage - Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

    Alternative names
    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.

    Identification difficulty

    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

    In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as locally frequent; axiophyte

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map