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White Stonecrop

Sedum album


Irish Name: Grafán bán na gcloch Sedum album or White stonecrop, is a flowering plant of the genus Sedum in the family Crassulaceae. This is an evergreen, succulent, mat-forming perennial plant which grows happily on old walls and on stony ground, never reaching much above 15 cm high. It has flat-topped heads of little star-shaped white flowers (6–9 mm across)which bloom from June to September. These flowers are smaller than those of English Stonecrop, while the leaves are shiny and green, sometimes with a tinge of red but are larger than those of English Stonecrop. This is not a native plant but considered to be a garden escape – often planted in rock gardens - and it belongs to the Crassulaceae family.


Sedum album is able to acclimate according to the environment. This one was found growing in the shade beside the path is a wet garden.

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Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
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