Saxifraga hirsuta x spathularis (S. x polita)

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSaxifragaceaeSaxifragaSaxifraga 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.



World Distribution

S. x polita is known elsewhere only from N.W. Spain, where it is much rarer than in its Irish range.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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.