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Starry saxifrage (Saxifraga stellaris) (June, 2013)<br />
Is an Arctic-alpine species of saxifrage. This plant grows as a leaf rosette, which produces a generally leafless stem up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) tall. The leaves are toothed and somewhat fleshy, ovate or obovate, and without an obvious petiole. They are typically 3 cm long. The flowers are borne in a loose panicle comprising 5&ndash;10 flowers, each of them with deflexed sepals, surrounding five white petals, 3&ndash;6 millimetres long, with two yellow or red spots near the base. The anthers are also red or yellow.<br />
Habitat: We found it when we reached the top of the trail in what looked like a valley made by a former glacier. From there we could already see the snowy summit of the mountain of Glencoe. Geotagged,Saxifraga stellaris,Spring,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Starry saxifrage (Saxifraga stellaris)

(June, 2013)
Is an Arctic-alpine species of saxifrage. This plant grows as a leaf rosette, which produces a generally leafless stem up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) tall. The leaves are toothed and somewhat fleshy, ovate or obovate, and without an obvious petiole. They are typically 3 cm long. The flowers are borne in a loose panicle comprising 5–10 flowers, each of them with deflexed sepals, surrounding five white petals, 3–6 millimetres long, with two yellow or red spots near the base. The anthers are also red or yellow.
Habitat: We found it when we reached the top of the trail in what looked like a valley made by a former glacier. From there we could already see the snowy summit of the mountain of Glencoe.

    comments (3)

  1. I love this genus - we've many varieties around here too and they are so often incredibly intricate little flowers that look like they were designed by an expert graphic artist! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Thanks morpheme! Posted 4 years ago
  3. A beautiful series of arctic flowers, much appreciated! Posted 4 years ago

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''Saxifraga stellaris'', the starry saxifrage or hairy kidney-wort, is an Arctic–alpine species of saxifrage. It produces panicles of 5–10 white flowers on a stem up to 20 cm tall, rising from a basal leaf rosette. One subspecies is found from eastern Canada to Russia, including the British Isles, while another is found in the mountains of southern Europe.

Similar species: Saxifragales
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jan 24, 2016. Captured Jun 19, 2013 14:27 in A82, Ballachulish, Highland PH49 4LA, UK.
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