Saxifraga cymbalaria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSaxifragaceaeSaxifragaSaxifraga cymbalaria


An annual, possibly sometimes biennial, herb, occurring in damp, usually shaded habitats such as at the foot of walls and on old rockeries. Setting abundant seed, the plant reproduces readily and can become a weed in gardens and nurseries. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of S.W. Asia (N. Turkey, Caucasus and N.W. Iran) with outlying localities in N. Africa and Europe, where it is only native in one locality, in Romania.

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.

Atlas text references

Jalas & Suominen (1999)
Webb DA, Gornall RJ
1989.  Saxifrages of Europe.