Botanical name: Saxifraga filicaulis Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)
Synonyms: Hirculus filicaulis, Saxifraga mairei
Slender-Stem Saxifrage is a branched annual herb with tufted growth, 7-10 cm high. Stems are glandular-hairy to hairless, slender and wiry. Leaves are numerous, 5-6 mm long, alternate, sessile, linear-lanceshaped, sparsely ciliate, surfaces usually hairless, tip spiny. Bulbils are present in leaf axils. Flowers are bright yellow, solitary, at branch ends. Sepals are about 3 mm long, ovate. Petals are 7 mm long, ovate, base clawed. Styles are slender, 3 mm long, divergent; stigma headlike. Slender-Stem Saxifrage is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Bhutan, Tibet, and W. China, at altitudes of 2700-3800 m. Flowering: June-October.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Slender-Stem Saxifrage is ...