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MOSSY SAXIFRAGE Saxifraga hypnoides (Saxifragaceae) Height to 20cm. Mat-forming, upland perennial of rocks and damp, bare ground. FLOWERS are 10-15mm across with 5 white petals; borne in clusters (May-Jul). FRUITS are dry capsules. LEAVES are pointed and lobed; non-flowering shoots are procumbent and leafy bulbils form in the leaf axils; the overall effect is of a moss-like plant. STATUS-Locally common in N England and Scotland; generally scarce elsewhere.
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