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Chrysosplenium tetrandrum (Northern golden saxifrage)
Weyand, Phyllis

Chrysosplenium tetrandrum

Chrysosplenium tetrandrum (Lund ex Malmgr.) Th. Fr.

Northern Golden Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysosplenium alternifolium ssp. tetrandrum, Chrysosplenium alternifolium var. tetrandrum

USDA Symbol: CHTE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Sepals usually purple spotted.


USA: AK , CO , ID , MT , WA
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chrysosplenium tetrandrum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chrysosplenium tetrandrum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chrysosplenium tetrandrum


Record Modified: 2023-01-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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