Irish wildflowers

Caucasian Stonecrop, Sedum spurium
Photos: Macroom, Co.Cork


Caucasian Stonecrop
Sedum spurium
Family: Crassulaceae

Flowering July - August. Evergreen perennial. Garden escape.

Panicles of pink to reddish-purple flowers, very occasionally white. 5-petalled. Fleshy green leaves, often tinged orange or reddish, usually opposite. Margins strongly papillose. Stems procumbent / decumbent, rooting. To 20cm.

Often grown in gardens, can be persistent as garden escape, discard or relic of cultivation.

Identification confirmed by Paul Green
     


Caucasian Stonecrop, Sedum spurium       Caucasian Stonecrop, Sedum spurium
Causian Stonecrop. Macroom, County Cork. July 2008

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