Golden Saxifrage

Golden Saxifrage Plant Information

Golden Saxifrage grows in the following 34 states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, Oregon, West Virginia, Alabama, California, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington

They are soft herbaceous perennial plants growing to 20 centimeters tall, typically growing in wet, shady locations in forests. The leaves are rounded, palmately veined, with a lobed margin; they may be arranged either alternately or opposite, depending on the species. The flowers are small, yellow or yellowish-green, with four petals; they are produced in small clusters at the apex of the shoots surrounded by leafy bracts. Most of the growth and flowering is in early spring, when more light is available under deciduous trees.Chrysosplenium (golden saxifrage or golden-saxifrage) is a genus of 57 species of flowering plants in the family Saxifragaceae. Species can be found throughout the arctic and northern temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in eastern Asia; two species are found disjunctly in South America.

The leaves and stems of golden saxifrage (C. alternifolium and C. oppositifolium) can be eaten in salads or as cooked greens.

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