Sedum telephium L.

Sedum telephium plant

Family - Crassulaceae

Stems - To 60cm tall, glabrous, glaucous, succulent, herbaceous, multiple from base, typically simple but branching at inflorescence.

Leaves - Alternate, ovate, obovate, elliptic or oblong, coarsely toothed, succulent, glabrous, glaucous, to 3.5cm wide, +7cm long, sessile.

Inflorescence - Dense terminal cymes, often paniculate.

Flowers - Corolla pinkish to whitish, to 5mm broad. Petals 5, to -2mm long. Sepals 5. Stamens typically 10. Pistils 4-5.

Sedum telephium flowers

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Cultivated and rarely escaped.

Origin - Native to Eurasia.

Other info. - This species is very commonly cultivated in this state and can be found just about everywhere. Other species of Sedum are grown in the state, some are native.

Photographs taken off Prairie View Rd., Platte County, MO., 9-25-99.


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