Saxifraga oppositifolia. Purple saxifrage.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Chamaephyte. Herbaceous perennial. Extensively creeping, rooting at the nodes. 

Flowering period: 

March to May.


Montane base-rich cliffs. 


Overgrazing by Feral Goats. Being an Arctic-alpine species, climate change is likely to have an adverse effect in the long term. 

Static distribution map:
Saxifraga oppositifolia
Saxifraga oppositifolia
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage