Irish wildflowers

Burnet-saxifrage, Pimpinella saxifraga
Photos: The Burren, Co.Clare

Burnet-saxifrage
Pimpinella saxifraga
Ainís fhiáin
Family: Apiaceae

June-September. Perennial. Native.

Umbels of small white flowers, 5-petalled, very short styles. Oval fruit, very slightly ridged. Basal leaves once-pinnate with toothed oval leaflets. Stem leaves twice pinnate, very narrow leaflets. Slender erect stem, solid, 30-100cm.

Dry grassland, prefers calcareous ground but also found on acidic sands.
Identification confirmed by Paul Green

Similar: Greater Burnet-saxifrage, P. major
     


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Burnet-saxifrage, Pimpinella saxifraga
Burnet-saxifrage. Abbey Hill, the Burren, Co.Clare. July 2008.

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