Botanical name: Saxifraga jacquemontiana Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)
Jacquemont's Saxifrage is distinguished by its hard mat-like growth of small densely crowded rosetttes of blunt leaves, and solitary yellow flowers which protrude just beyond the leaves. Flowers are nearly stalkless, with petals 5 mm long elliptic blunt, nearly twice as long as the sepals. Sepals are glandular hairy. Rosettes of leaves are 5-8 mm across. Leaves are oblong, about 4 mm long, prominently glandular hairy. Jacquemont's Saxifrage is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SE Tibet, altitudes of 4000-5200 m. It is common in Kashmir. Flowering: July-September.
Identification credit: Suresh Rana
The flower labeled Jacquemont's Saxifrage is ...