6. Saxifraga flagellaris Willdenow in C. M. von Sternberg, Revis. Saxifrag. 1: 25, plate 6. 1810.
Stoloniferous or spider or spider-legged saxifrage, spider plant
Plants in solitary clumps, stoloniferous, slenderly rhizom-atous. Leaves basal and cauline; petiole absent; blade oblong-lanceolate or elliptic to obovate, unlobed, 5-20 mm, fleshy, margins entire, sparsely to densely, coarsely glandular-ciliate, distal sometimes ciliate, apex acute to ± obtuse, mucronate, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences 2-3(-5)-flowered, lax cymes, sometimes solitary flowers, 1-15 cm, densely purplish-tipped stipitate-glandular; bracts sessile. Flowers: sepals erect, elliptic or oblong-ovate, margins stipitate glandular-ciliate, surfaces stipitate-glandular; petals yellow, not spotted, elliptic to broadly obovate, 4-9(-10) mm, longer than sepals; ovary superior to ca. 1/2 inferior.
Subspecies ca. 8 (3 in the flora): North America, Asia (c Asia, Caucasus, Russian Far East, Siberia), Atlantic Islands (Svalbard).
Although sometimes reported from North America, subspecies flagellaris is not present in the flora area; it is native in Eurasia.