Meadow Saxifrage

Meadow Saxifrage (Saxifraga granulata) is a lovely plant, and only occurs at a couple of sites in the city.  Thanks to Lauren who spotted this patch in the General Cemetery, and persuaded the grasscutters to leave it uncut (which they were very happy to do).  Lauren also informed the Wildlife Trust, who have made the Council and the BSBI aware of the find.  Meadow Saxifrage is a perennial which reproduces itself by bulbils as well as by seed, and hopefully this colony will be able to spread.

meadow saxifrage 2 6.5.14 general cemetery

meadow saxifrage 6.5.14 general cemetery

Thanks to Keith Turner for the photos.  A selection of Keith’s great photography – much of which features local wildlife – can be seen on his flickr site here.  I hope to be able to showcase more of Keith’s work on this blog in the future.


2 responses to “Meadow Saxifrage

  1. Meadow Saxifrage also exists on a patch of lime-rich grassland and one or two gardens, on Loscoe Hill, better known as Watcombe Circus, in Carrington.


    Thanks Ian, that’s good to know. I’ll try to get over there and have a look.

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