Chrysosplenium alternifolium, SE: Gullpudra, Vanlig gullpudra,
DE: Wechselblättriges Milzkraut, NL: Verspreidbladig goudveil,
UK: Alternate-leaved Golden-Saxifraga

Scientific name:  Chrysosplenium alternifolium L.
Swedish name:  Gullpudra, Vanlig gullpudra
German name:  Wechselblättriges Milzkraut
Nederlandse naam:  Verspreidbladig goudveil
English name:  Alternate-leaved Golden-Saxifraga
Plant Family:   Saxifragaceae

Sweden Flowers, Zweden Bloemen

Life form:  Perennial herb
Stems:  Height 5–15 cm, ground level or underground stems horizontal; rhizomatous; almost glabrous, but hairy at least at base
Leaves:  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.
Flowers:  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.
Flowering Period:  April, May, June
Fruits:  Capsule; seeds dark brown–almost black
Habitat:  Swampy forests, often by streams and cold drafts

Sweden, Botany, Nature

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.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Chrysosplenium alternifolium is pollinated by beetles, flies, self. The plant is self-fertile.

Chrysosplenium alternifolium, Gullpudra, Vanlig gullpudra, Wechselblättriges Milzkraut, Verspreidbladig goudveil, Alternate-leaved Golden-Saxifraga

Flowers of Sweden