Tender Golden-Saxifrage
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Tender Golden-Saxifrage
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Tender Golden-Saxifrage
Botanical name: Chrysosplenium tenellum    Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)

Tender Golden-Saxifrage is a perennial herb with threadlike trailing stems, 2.5-8 cm long. Leaves are kidney-shaped with a heart-shaped base and rounded lobed margin. Flowers are scattered, stalked. Seeds are smooth shining. Leaves about 1 cm broad, with 4-8 shallow lobes. Leaves arising from the root are long-stalked. Tender Golden-Saxifrage is found in the Western Himalayas, in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, at altitudes of around 3300 m.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal Photographed in Chansil Pass, Himachal Pradesh.

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