Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chrysosplenium americanum Schwein. ex Hook. image
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Family Saxifragaceae
Chrysosplenium americanum Schwein. ex Hook.
American golden saxifrage
Chrysosplenium: Greek chrysos for "gold" and splen for "spleen" probably referring to some medicinal property
americanum: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: matting, perennial, 1"-3" tall forb with many branches
Flower: yellow to greenish, 4-parted, 1/8" wide; solitary at the ends of the branches; blooms April-June
Leaf:oval to round, on short stalks, lower leaves opposite, upper leaves alternate
Habitat: shade; wet; springs; in muddy soil
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