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Chrysosplenium tetrandrum
northern golden-saxifrage
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: In Washington known only from the north-central part of the state: Alaska south to Washington, east to Montana and Colorado in the U.S., east across Canada to the Atlantic Coast; circumpolar.

Habitat: Rock crevices and wet banks and slopes, high elevations in our area.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Glabrous, stoloniferous perennial, the trailing stems up to 1.5 dm. long, branched and turned up at the tips.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, chiefly basal or clustered toward the stem ends, with slender petioles up to 2 cm. long; leaf blades oval or reniform, 5-10 mm. broad, with 3-7 broad, rounded teeth.

Flowers:

Inflorescence of few-flowered clusters at the branch tips; flowers about 3 mm. broad, the 4 calyx lobes oval, petals none, stamens 4.

Fruits:

Capsule about 4 mm. long, the 2 carpels fused over half their length.

Accepted Name:
Chrysosplenium tetrandrum Th. Fr.
Publication: Bot. Not. 1858: 193. 1859. 1859.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Chrysosplenium alternifolium L. ssp. tetrandrum (Th. Fr.) Hultén
Chrysosplenium alternifolium L. var. tetrandrum (Th. Fr.) N. Lund ex Malmgren
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chrysosplenium tetrandrum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chrysosplenium tetrandrum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Chrysosplenium tetrandrum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chrysosplenium tetrandrum photos.

USDA Plants: Chrysosplenium tetrandrum information.

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