Saxifraga hirsuta x spathularis (S. x polita)
A perennial, stoloniferous herb that is naturalised in shaded or at least damp places. It is usually found in woods, by streams, on banks and amongst rocks. Lowland.
The hybrid is variable and fertile, with backcrossing to both parents where they co-occur, although neither of them is found in Co. Galway and Mayo. S. x polita has also escaped from gardens and become naturalised in Britain. There is some evidence of spread in Britain since it was mapped by Perring & Sell (1968).
S. x polita is known elsewhere only from N.W. Spain, where it is much rarer than in its Irish range.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.