Caucasian-stonecrop - Phedimus spurius

Alternative names
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.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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