Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Glengariff, Co.Cork

Kidney Saxifrage
Saxifraga hirsuta
Mórán giobach
Family: Saxifragaceae

Flowering time: May-July. Perennial. Native.

White or pale-pink flowers, erect, hairy, narrow stalks. Sepals down-turned.
Hairy, long stalked, circular or kidney-shaped leaves in basal rosettes.
Long leaf stalks, narrow, slender, not flattened. Hybrids occur.

Damp, shady places, woodland. Occasional, Co.Cork and Co.Kerry.
Part of Lusitanian Flora

Similar: St Patricks Cabbage, S. spathularis

Photographs above: Glengarrif, Co.Cork. April 2007

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