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White Stonecrop

Sedum album


White stonecrop is an evergreen and succulent perennial herb, growing on rocky escarpments or very shallow dry soils. Leaves and stems are short, growing in dense tufts and forming dense mat-like stands. At the flowering time, it produces long erect, pink and branched stems, carrying star-like flowers in dense inflorescences.


Found flowering on rocky edges of grasslands, in August 2021, on edges of mountain pastures of High Jura natural reserve, between 1500 and 1600m of altitude. The interesting thing that year (2021) was that in August, these high altitude pastures were not only very lush green and rich, but also in flower - flowers were everywhere, all kinds of them, and quite late in the season - and totally opposite of the situation today, when these pastures are very dry, looking totally burnt.


1. The juice of this species of stonecrop is used in ointment known as "populeum", which has wound-healing and scar-soothing properties. 2. Young leaves are edible, and are eaten in salads, or even cooked. 3. This plant is also used to cover roofs in mountains.

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1 Comment

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 7 months ago

Hi Zlatan Celebic, I like to call them Jellybean Succulent, used to grow them along with other succulents but had difficulty doing so, I guess the climate wasn't meant to be. Nice seeing them flourish in their native habitat!

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Mijoux, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Aug 10, 2021
Submitted on Aug 25, 2022

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