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

Sedum album L.
white stonecrop

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a stout rhizome; mat-forming; stems decumbent to ascending, several, branched above, 10-20 cm tall/long, glabrous.
Stem leaves alternate, smooth, evergreen, 6-12 mm long, nearly round in cross section, linear-oblong to ellipsoid, succulent, unstalked, usually broadest above the midlength and tapered to the base, usually somewhat flattened.
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters; petals white, obtuse, about equal to the stamens.
Follicles, spreading.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry gravelly areas in the lowland zone; rare garden escape in SW BC; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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

Oreosedum album (L.) Grulich

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