Monday, 21 March 2011

Chrysosplenium alternifolium L.

Name: Chrysosplenium alternifolium L.
Familia: Saxifragaceae
Croatian name: Žutina
English name: Golden saxifrage

A perennial plant, with kidney-shaped leaves. It can be found in woods in shade, growing on moist ground. Stems are triangular, somewhat hairy, 5 - 15 cm high. Alternate, green to golden yellow leaves are spirally arranged on stem.
Flowers have no petals. There are four tiny sepals and eight stamens.
The plant is flowering from March  to May.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Kalipso, I enjoyed browsing through this blog. You are very plant-knowledgeable! Lovely photographs. P x