Photos: Comeragh mountains, Co.Waterford
The dioecious flowers are yellowish, with four petals, sepals and carpels and eight stamens. Fleshy stalkless leaves, blue-green, blunt-toothed. Stems are erect, growing from woody rhizomes. Height 10-25cm.
Rock crevices and on ledges of sea-cliffs and mountains. Usually found above 300m but also occurs on coastal limestone pavements in the Burren, Co. Clare.
Similar: Orphine, S. telephium
Roseroot habitat. Coombaugh, Comeragh mountains, Co.Waterford. July 2009