Irish wildflowers

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Family: Saxifragaceae

Flowering time: Late February - May. Perennial. Native.

Tiny yellow flowers surrounded by rosette of green-yellow bracts. No petals, 4 triangular sepals. Leaves short-stalked, rounded, slightly hairy. Growing in opposite pairs along creeping stems. Erect flower stems. Loosely tufted plant. Forms dense flat mats. Height: To 15 cm.

Damp or wet woodland, by streams, springs and in mountain flushes. Frequent except in central Ireland.
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