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Chrysosplenium alternifolium
Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Chrysosplenium alternifolium L.

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Popular names - spleen, alternate-leaved golden saxifrage.

Distribution and Habitat - grows in wet and shady places in Europe, Asia and North America, from 220-2450 m altitude.

Description - grass, flower stem yellowish. Leaves orbicular, alternate, 1-1.5 mm long bristled. Yellow flowers in terminal depth, petals absent, stamens 8. Inferior ovary. Fruit capsule. Blooms in April-May.

Propagation - by seeds sown in spring or autumn cold and shaded greenhouse.

Curiosity - rare species.

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