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Round-leaved Saxifrage

Saxifraga rotundifolia


The flowers of this Saxifraga species are striking, with each petal showing small dots going from yellow to red starting from the center of the flower. The leaves are arranged in rosettes and are round and dented. Occurs in damp and shady places in or near the mountains of central and southern Europe.


Forest margin near river, alt. ~1300m.


The word saxifrage originates from the Latin saxum, rock, and and frangere, to break. Some of these plants are known for their capacity to grow in rock crevices.

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DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Leuba. This is one of my favorite plants :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Lovely spotting - so delicate ! and thanks for the information on "saxifrage", Daniele.

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Sachin, Ali and Jopy!

Jopy 8 years ago

nice picture, beautiful flower :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Very Nice...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Beautiful , ,

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Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 1, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013

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