White Stonecrop - Sedum album

    Description

    Low to short, mat forming, often rather straggling plant. Leaves alternate, bright green, often tinged red. Flowers white 6 to 9 mm in much branched flat topped clusters on erect stems; follicles pink, erect.

    Similar Species

    There are some similar white or pink flowered species.  Sedum dasyphyllum and S anglicum have been recorded in VC55.

    Identification difficulty
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    Glabrous; leaves cylindrical/oblong; petals fused into short calyx-tube at base.

    Habitat

    Rocky and stony places.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial - occasionally establishes in the wild.

    UK Status

    Occasional throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 38 of the 617 tetrads.

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