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Starry saxifrage

Saxifraga stellaris

Description:

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.

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8 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Hema and Nayeli! I was very happy to find these up the mountain in Glencoe, Scotland. It was the only little patch I found :-)

Nayeli
Nayeli 7 years ago

Nice !!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Many thanks, Suzanne, Mayra et al. :-)

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Wonderful photos, Marta!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

So beautiful!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Beautiful Marta!

The MnMs
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Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 1, 2013

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