Saxifraga spathularis

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Saxifraga
S. spathularis
Binomial name
Saxifraga spathularis

Saxifraga spathularis, the St Patrick's-cabbage,[1] is a species of saxifrage native to Portugal, Ireland and Spain. It is a member of the so-called Lusitanian flora, a small set of plants which are native to Ireland but inexplicably absent from Britain. It consists of a basal rosette of elongate obovate succulent leaves around an upright leafless flowering stem. It seems to grow best in humic alpine habitats among acidic rocks.[2]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Rose, Francis. 1981. The Wild Flower Key. Frederick Warne (Publisher) Ltd., London

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