E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Rhodiola integrifolia Raf. subsp. integrifolia
ledge stonecrop (roseroot)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a thick, branched rhizome; mat-forming; stems erect, numerous, branched above, clustered, 5-35 cm tall, glabrous.
Stem leaves egg-shaped to elliptic or oblanceolate, succulent, reduced and scalelike below, larger further up the stem, 0.5-4 cm long, green to pinkish.
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters; petals 4, dark purple (female) or yellow (male); stamens longer than the petals.
Follicles, erect with spreading tips, red or purple.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic rocky cliffs, talus slopes and meadows in the lowland to alpine zones; common throughout BC; N to AK, YT and NT, E to AB and S to CO, NV and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 1539 1923 2276
Slope Gradient (%) 0 21 235
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
20 207 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 3 7
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BAFA(34), ESSF(10), MS(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Sedum alaskanum (Rose) Rose ex Hutch.
Sedum frigidum
Sedum integrifolium (Raf.) A. Nelson
Sedum integrifolium subsp. integrifolium
Sedum rosea subsp. integrifolium (Raf.) HultΘn
Sedum rosea var. alaskanum (Rose) A. Berger
Sedum rosea var. frigidum (Rydb.) HultΘn
Sedum rosea var. integrifolium (Raf.) A. Berger
Sedum roseum subsp. integrifolium (Raf.) HultΘn, orth. var.
Sedum roseum var. alaskanum (Rose) A. Berger, orth. var.
Sedum roseum var. frigidum (Rydb.) HultΘn, orth. var.
Sedum roseum var. integrifolium (Raf.) A. Berger, orth. var.
Tolmachevia integrifolia (Raf.) A. L÷ve & D. L÷ve

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