Irish wildflowers

Irish Saxifrage, Saxifraga rosacea, Mórán gaelach
Photos: The Burren, Co.Clare

Irish Saxifrage
Saxifraga rosacea
Mórán gaelach
Family: Saxifragaceae

Flowering May-July. Perennial. Native.

5-petalled white flowers with erect sepals on erect glandular-hairy stems.
Leaves in rosettes, palmately 3-7 lobed, without hair-like tip. Often reddish at flowering time. Low cushion or mat-forming growth. Very variable.

Moist but well-drained rocky or stony ground. Streamsides, cliff-ledges, scree, sea-cliffs. Found at sea level on the Aran Islands and in the Burren, Co.Clare, also found in the Kerry mountains. Decreasing, but is possibly under-recorded.

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