Kamchatka Stonecrop - Sedum kamtschaticum

    Alternative names
    Russian Stonecrop
    Description

    A spreading plant with scalloped green leaves and clusters of bright yellow star like flowers it can form quite a dense carpet over small areas of ground.

    Similar Species

    Phedimus hybridus (formerly Sedum) is similar, but has not been recorded in VC55; it is evergreen, with smaller leaves and flowers

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Flat leaves, thin, non-woody stems; leaves crenate/serrate at least at tips. 

    Recording advice

    Photograph showing leaves as well as flowers

    Habitat

    A casual escape from cultivation and rarely found far from habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers July to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but little recorded in Britain as an escape from cultivation.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon as a casual escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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