Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage

Latin Name:

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Manx Name:

Lus ny lheiyee


March - July

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