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.

In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as occasional, nearly scarce

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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

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