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
ID guidance

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

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