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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.
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.