Sgurr a’Mhadaidh Ruadh Area – Afterthought

As Terry pointed out at the time, there was one spot when we were within a few metres of six species of saxifrage:

Saxifraga aizoides (Yellow Saxifrage)
Saxifraga cespitosa (Tufted Saxifrage)
Saxifraga hypnoides (Mossy Saxifrage)
Saxifraga nivalis (Alpine Saxifrage)
Saxifraga oppositifolia (Purple Saxifrage)
Saxifraga stellaris (Starry Saxifrage)

This image shows S. cespitosa and S. nivalis (and Cerastium fontanum for a bit of bathos).

Saxifraga cespitosa & S. nivalis

Saxifraga cespitosa & S. nivalis

And at about 475 m, this is a new low-altitude records for S. cespitosa.

 

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