Chrysosplenium alternifolium, SE: Gullpudra, Vanlig gullpudra,
DE: Wechselblättriges Milzkraut, NL: Verspreidbladig goudveil,
UK: Alternate-leaved Golden-Saxifraga
|| ||Chrysosplenium alternifolium L.|
|| ||Gullpudra, Vanlig gullpudra |
|| ||Wechselblättriges Milzkraut|
|| ||Verspreidbladig goudveil|
|| ||Alternate-leaved Golden-Saxifraga|
|| || Saxifragaceae|
|| ||Perennial herb|
|| ||Height 5–15 cm, ground level or underground stems horizontal; rhizomatous; almost glabrous, but hairy at least at base|
|| ||Mainly basal and distributed along the stems; sparsely hairy, kidney-shaped to round with sparse jagged edge, the lower leaves are long-stemmed and has a heart-shaped base.|
|| ||Small gold-yellow, hermaphrodite, alternate-leaved flowers; sits in the flattened, top covered broom as bundles, they lack the crown but has four sepals, two pins and eight stamens.|
|| ||April, May, June|
|| ||Capsule; seeds dark brown–almost black|
|| ||Swampy forests, often by streams and cold drafts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Chrysosplenium, Greek χρυσοϛ chrysos, "gold," and splynos, "the spleen" or splenion, "a pad or compress of linen," in reference to the sessile leaves.
alternifolium, alternating leaves.
Chrysosplenium alternifolium is pollinated by beetles, flies, self. The plant is self-fertile.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.