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Golden Saxifrage
Chrysosplenium americanum

Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum) Other common names: American Golden Saxifrage, Water Carpet

Family: Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)

Group: Saxifrages

Distinctive features: Tiny plant, indistinct flowers, in water or very wet areas.

Flowers: Spring;  Green/Brown, Yellow;  4 parts (petals);  Indistinct, greenish or yellowish.

Stem: A creeping mat.

Habitat: Wet Areas;  In spingy places.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 162   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: americanum: American

Photographs: 51 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum) plants

This plant in early spring. It has just emerged from the mud.

Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum) plants

Later, in mid-May. This plant is flowering.

Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum) flowers

Flowers, one fully open, one partially, and one just starting to open. Yes, that's the end of one of my fingers in the photo!

This is a very tiny plant! Strange flowers, too. Very hard to see.

Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum) flowers

Another photo of the flowers.

Range map for Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum)

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