Chrysosplenium americanum
(Golden Saxifrage)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Golden Saxifrage, American Golden Saxifrage, Water-Mat
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Chrysosplenium americanum, or Golden Saxifrage, is native to the Great Lakes area as well as the Northeast, down into the Appalachian Mountains. It is a perennial, that grows in cool, wet areas like seeps, swamps, stream edges and wet woods. It blooms in early spring, with small green and brown flowers.

The plant is rather distinct, with small green flowers with brown stamens. It is rather easily identified, but not easily recognized. Even when in flower, it is very easy to pass by unless you are looking very closely at the ground in wet areas.

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