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

Sedum stenopetalum subsp. stenopetalum
worm-leaved stonecrop

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Distribution of Sedum stenopetalum subsp. stenopetalum
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Species Information

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Perennial from a strong rhizome and rootstock; stems ascending to erect, several, branched above, 5-27 cm tall, glabrous.
Stem leaves alternate, pimply roughened at the tips, linear to narrowly lanceolate, strongly keeled or nerved on the dorsal surface, broadest above midlength and tapered to the base, usually strongly flattened; lower leaves becoming deciduous, often leaving their midribs attached to the stem.
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters; petals 5, yellow, 6-10 mm long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate but not long-pointed, longer than the stamens.
Follicles, more or less spreading.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry rocky cliffs, talus slopes and meadows from the lowland and steppe to subalpine zones; frequent in S BC, rare northward to 57degreeN in NE BC; E to SW AB and S to MT and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Amerosedum stenopetalum (Pursh) A. L÷ve & D. L÷ve
Sedum douglasii Hook.

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