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

Sedum acre L.
goldmoss stonecrop
Crassulaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a stout rhizome; mat-forming; stems ascending to erect, several, branched above, 4-10 cm tall, glabrous.
Leaves:
Stem leaves alternate, smooth, evergreen, 3-5 mm long, more or less cylindric, succulent, unstalked, not strongly keeled, sometimes completely deciduous by flowering time, rarely bearing propagules in the upper leaves.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters; petals 5, bright yellow; sepals 5, lanceolate.
Fruits:
Follicles, spreading.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry rock outcrops in the lowland zone; locally frequent garden escape on S Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and adjacent mainland, rare elsewhere in S BC; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Climate

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.

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