Saxifraga 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.
It is not clear whether the apparent losses of this taxon in Ireland since 1930 are the result of under-recording. It was last recorded in N. Wales in 1978. Herbarium specimens from apparently native habitats in Scotland are of dubious provenance.
Suboceanic Boreal-montane element.
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.