Saxifraga cymbalaria   Celandine Saxifrage I

Saxifraga cymbalaria

This introduced plant from the Eastern Mediterranean is, according to Stace, a weed which escapes from gardens or nurseries. This is quite peculiar as the plant is easily missed with tiny yellow flowers reminiscent of Chrysosplenium oppositifolium (Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage) in colour, size and insignificance. So why would anyone want to buy it from a nursery and plant it in their garden? Possibly because it grows happily in the shade which is where we found it.

Saxifraga cymbalaria is quite uncommon although it has escaped her and there throughout England and Wales. There is a little to be found in Scotland and there are a few records from Ireland.

Silverdale, North Lancs 15th April 2006

Added on 20th April 2006, updated 29th January 2012, updated 16th Nov 2014

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