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

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