Caucasian-stonecrop - Phedimus spurius

    Alternative names
    Caucasian Stonecrop

    Low to short, creeping, mat forming plant with short, non-flowering shoots. Leaves to 2.5 cm, roughly oval, alternate, toothed towards the apex. Flowers reddish purple, 9 to 12 mm long in dense clusters with petals erect.

    Identification difficulty

    Waste and rocky places often naturalised from gardens.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Scattered throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional as a wild plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.

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