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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

8. Purple Saxifrage
(Saxifraga oppositifolia L.)

8. Purple Saxifrage

This exquisite alpine plant grows on mountains in north Britain. Its pink-purple flowers, each growing singly at the tip of an inch-long stem, are often so thickly packed that they form a cushion of colour which almost conceals the tiny leaves. It blooms in Spring and early Summer, and is usually found growing on damp rocks, high on the mountains, and often in the most inhospitable situations, in patches which may reach twelve inches in diameter.