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Connecticut Plants
Golden Saxifrage (Water Carpet)
Chrysosplenium americanum Schwein. ex Hook.

Golden saxifrage is a small plant with creeping stems.

  • Family: saxifrage (Saxifragaceae)
  • Habitat: wet or muddy soil, usually in shade
  • Height: 1/2 to 3 inches
  • Flower size: 3/16 inch across
  • Flower color: greenish
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Chrysosplenium americanum Schwein. ex Hook.
Chrysosplenium americanum Schwein. ex Hook.

Golden saxifrage flowers have no petals. In this photo, you can see the green sepals, the stamens with reddish anthers, and a brownish disk, which produces nectar.