One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A European saxifrage with a rosette of long-stalked leaves and branching clusters of small white flowers.
Saxifraga spathularis, family Saxifragaceae
- ‘Prominent among these plants was that saxifrage, lovingly known in the Irish countryside as St Patrick's Cabbage.’
- ‘The damp rocks are colonised by St Patrick's Cabbage, a saxifrage almost identical to London Pride, and a variety of mosses, ferns, and liverworts.’
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