West Highland Flora

Alpine Saxifrage


Saxifraga nivalis

 

Saxifraga nivalis

Photo Alastair Ross
Summer 2003 Ben Lawers

Rare among rocks in mountains

Flower diameter c 5-8 mm

ID: Leaves all in basal rosettes, purple beneath.  Flowers white often tinged pink, without spots (compare Starry Saxifrage which has two yellow dots)

Other features: Petals pink to purple on the underside.  Flowers in tight heads; the area's other Saxifrages have a much looser infloresence.

 

Saxifraga nivalis

Photo Alastair Ross
Summer 2003 Ben Lawers

  Saxifraga nivalis

Photo Alastair Ross
Summer 2003 Ben Lawers

     

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