Sedum Forsterianum, Rock Stonecrop





Sedum forsterianum is much less common than the other yellow-flowered stonecrop, sedum acre, and can be distinguished by its taller stems and longer, less cylindrical and more widely-spaced leaves.

Common name:
Rock stonecrop
Scientific name:
Sedum forsterianum
Main flower color:
Range:
Native to Wales and southwest England, and introduced to other regions of the UK
Height:
Up to 20 cm
Habitat:
Well-drained, rocky places, often coastal
Flowers:
Yellow, with five petals, five carpels and ten stamens, produced in a dense, compact cluster, pendent in bud, otherwise erect. The hairless, light green calyx is divided nearly to the base into triangular lobes. Flowers are held at the tip of the relatively tall stems.
Leaves:
Short, fleshy, linear, D-shaped in cross-section (flat on top); at intervals along the flowering stems and more densely at the tip of non-flowering stems
Season:
June to August
Rarity:
★★★★