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The Stonecrop is a succulent perennial flowering herb, forming tufts or mat-like creeping masses. Leaves are fleshy, alternate, densely packed on a leaf-stem and with a rounded tip. Flowers are golden yellow and star-like, about 1cm in diameter.
Stonecrops thrives on rocky escarpments, walls and poor dry soils in mountainous regions. Here, on pastures on a hilly lowlands around lake Geneva (lac Leman) in between two mountain ranges, Jura and Alps.
Goldmoss Stonecrop contains some very toxic alkaloids. However, there are some sources quoting that this plant was used as medicinal one long time ago - I don't know in what capacity.
Spotted on Jun 24, 2018
Submitted on Jun 25, 2018