Saxifraga cortusifolia bears large waxy deciduous leaves and is one of the plants of this genus that thrives in damp soil within a shaded overhang. Native to N.E. Asia where it colonises shaded stream sides. The flower stems shoots up to 300mm and are covered in white star like flowers. The pink dots that are the anthers stand out, borne at the end of the filaments. The flower is composed of five petals; two longer and three shorter. Taking a closer look the longer pair have staggered indents to the edges. These all drop leaving the stamens surrounding the pointed green double ovary capsule.