Saxifraga tridactylites

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Saxifraga tridactylites
Saxifraga tridactylites3.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Saxifraga
Species: S. tridactylites
Binomial name
Saxifraga tridactylites
Saxifraga tridactylites on limestone outcrop, Derbyshire, England.

Saxifraga tridactylites, the rue-leaved saxifrage[1] or "nailwort", is a species of plant in the family Saxifragaceae.

Rue-leaved saxifrage is an annual plant with distinctive, trilobed, fleshy leaves and red stems. These stems, the leaves and the sepals are covered in numerous sticky glands.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.