FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Saxifraga hypnoides, mossy saxifrage

Saxifraga hypnoides; The Mossy Saxifrage is common all over Iceland, except for the most barren regions. It is an easily recognizable saxifrage. Unlike other white flowering saxifrages it has running shoots (purple saxifrage also has running shoots) and it has very narrow leafs (about 1 cm. long) - hence the name "mossy". It usually grows in rocky terrains.

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A brief introduction to common Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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a tuft with flower stems laid bare on a rock
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