FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Saxifraga aizoides, yellow saxifrage

Saxifraga aizoides; the yellow saxifrage is a species that grows only in eastern iceland. Along the south coast it ranges only as far as Skaftafell. The starry yellow flowers are very characteristic. It is a member of the saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Gullsteinbrj√≥tur.

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Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk - unless stated otherwise


Yellow saxifrages growing in stony grounds
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Another photo of the Yellow Saxifrage showing both leaves and flowers
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Yellow saxifrages growing in stony grounds

Photo of a single flower

Yellow Saxifrage with leaves and flowers

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