THICK-LEAVED STONECROP

Sedum dasyphyllum

Stonecrop Family [Crassulaceae]

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status
statusZneophyte
 
flower
flower8white
 
flower
flower8yellow
 
inner
inner8pink
 
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZ5 petalsZ6
(5 - 7)
stem
stem8round
 

5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Usually grown on walls in gardens, from which it can escape, but it still favours walls, as here.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Like many Stonecrops, it has a pink hue.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
The flower petals are white from above, but pinkish underneath.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
The flowers in sparse cymes are mainly near the end of a 10cm long stem. The leaves are sparse, small, bulbous and usually in opposite pairs up the stalk.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Petals usually number 6, but 5 to 7 is possible. The centre is in 6 yellowish segments.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Very small dark-coloured anthers on thin white stamens.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Leaves stubby.


5th July 2013, Petworth, South Downs, West Sussex Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Stems may fork and are pinkish with short white glandular hairs. Leaves speckled with darker-pink spots and splodges.


Some similarities to : other Stonecrops, such as English Stonecrop (Sedum anglicum) but Thick-leaved Stonecrop has more bulbous leaves, which are mostly in opposite pairs, quite sparse on the stem and covered in pink blotches.

It is a garden plant typical of the Mediterranean region growing mainly on walls; sometimes on rocks. It sometimes escapes from gardens and grows in similar places but not much further north than Lancashire.


  Sedum dasyphyllum  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Crassulaceae  

Distribution
 family8Stonecrop family8Crassulaceae

 BSBI maps
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Sedum
(Stonecrops)

THICK-LEAVED STONECROP

Sedum dasyphyllum

Stonecrop Family [Crassulaceae]