Silaum silaus – Pepper Saxifrage
Neither a member of the saxifrages or peppery to taste pepper-saxifrage is a member of the carrot family. Its yellow flowers are arranged in umbels 20-60mm across and its lower leaves are much divided into narrow leaflets.
|Type||Seeds per gram||Origin||Ordering|
|Grassland Perennial||500||Wiltshire||Order this species|
Pepper-saxifrage is a plant of damp, unimproved grassland, normally on clay soils. Typical habitats include water meadows, hay meadows and lightly grazed, species rich pastures but it can occasionally be found in drier conditions such as road verges and down land.
Best sown in the autumn as seed requires a period of chilling to break dormancy.