Rue-leaved Saxifrage - Saxifraga tridactylites

    Description

    Low to short stickily hairy plant, often reddish. Leaves 3 to 5 lobed. Flowers white, 4 to 6 mm in lax leafy clusters, petals slightly notched, the flower stalks much longer than the flowers.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Bare ground, Short turf, walls and rocks.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Widespread but quite local in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent and local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 18 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map