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Curvedleaf stonecrop

Sedum rupicola

Description:

Such a hardy succulent - growing out of a crack in a rock. Bright yellow flowers. The leaves along the stems were short and curved.

Habitat:

Spotted in a sub-alpine meadow on a large exposed rock. 5400 ft a.s.l.

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3 Comments

Gary Walton
Gary Walton a year ago

Where I'm at fall is already showing up at least on the forest floor! So yellow is normal for this species? I don't know sedums that well as the only ones in my state are introduced cultivars with the exception of Rhodiola integrifolia (syn. Sedum rosea) which is very rare. What other Sedum species do you think it might be?

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Gary thank you so much for asking! Not fall colors - its only mid summer! I'm not happy with the ID of this stonecrop! The basal portion of the plant is in the crevice. Which leaves only what you see. The flowers- the stems-the leaves on the stems. Several species of stonecrop to choose from - but which one!

Gary Walton
Gary Walton a year ago

Are the leaves normally yellow or are these its fall colors?

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2019
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019

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