Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage

Latin Name:

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Manx Name:

Lus ny lheiyee

Season:

March - July

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Soderick, Glen Maye, South Barrule, Silverburn River, Ballaglass Glen, Glen Auldyn, Glen Mooar, Archallagan, Glen Rushen, Montpelier, Groudle Glen, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Glen Helen, Silverdale Glen, Colby Glen

This plant is common on river banks and damp places and can be found in many of the island’s glens. It is called “opposite-leaved” because its leaves are arranged symmetrically opposite one another.

The very similar Alternate-Leaved Golden Saxifrage has leaves that spiral down the stem. If you look closely you should be able to positively identify which type of Golden Saxifrage you are looking at.
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