Rue-leaved Saxifrage - Saxifraga tridactylites


    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

    Bare ground, Short turf, walls and rocks.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    Life History


    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map