Saxifraga umbrosa L.

London Pride

Evergreen rosetted, woody herb. Leaves like those of the primrose, thick, ovate, to about 5 cm long, often reddish below, the margin hairy, thick and translucent, roundtoothed. Flowers to about 1 cm wide, several together in open clusters on stems to about 30 cm long, white with yellow or red spotting.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Saxifraga umbrosa 'Clarence Elliott'

Probably a cultivar of var. hirta d.a.Webb but generally listed under var. primuloides. This is a name of no botanical standing and the plant is possibly best placed under s. _urbium as a synonym of 'Elliot's Variety'.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Saxifragaceae
genus        Saxifraga L.