Caucasian-stonecrop - Sedum spurium

    Alt Name
    Caucasian Stonecrop
    Description

    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
    Habitat

    Waste and rocky places often naturalised from gardens.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    Life History

    Perennial

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map