Saxifraga rosacea subsp. rosacea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSaxifragaceaeSaxifragaSaxifraga rosacea subsp. rosacea


A stoloniferous perennial herb of well-drained but moist, rocky or stony substrates with little or no soil cover. It is especially common among rocks in and by mountain streams, but also occurs on cliff ledges, in rocky gullies, on scree slopes and sea-cliffs, often in open, N.- to E.-facing sites. 0?960 m (Macgillycuddy`s Reeks, S. Kerry), but rarely below 500 m.



World Distribution

Suboceanic Boreal-montane element.

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.