English: Round-leaved saxifrage
Region: central and southern Europe, Iberian Peninsula, Alps, Balkans.
Habitat: prefers shady forests, damps, cliffs, stony soils, margins of streams; altitude 700 to 2200 metres.
Herb; perennial; 20 to 50 cm tall.
Leaves: fleshy; dense basal rosette; petiolate, up to 10 cm; to 5 cm across; dark green; hairy; simple; rounded or almost heart-shaped, bordered by numerous triangular notches.
Inflorescence: erect, pubescent, branched at the top, bearing narrow panicles. Flowers: star-shaped; five lanceolate petals, usually white with numerous minute pink-purple specks; flowering April to August.