Page author: David Giblin
Sedum acre
mossy stonecrop

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon, east across Canada, and the central, southeastern, and northeastern U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Disturbed ground at low elevation.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies


Glabrous, mat-forming perennial from rhizomes, the flowering stems up to 1 dm. tall.


Leaves alternate, fleshy, evergreen, ovoid, 3-5 mm. long, sessile.


Inflorescence of branching cymes; sepals 5, lanceolate, 2-3.5 mm. long, obtuse; petals 5, bright yellow, distinct, lanceolate, spreading, about 5 mm. long; stamens 10, 5 attached to the base of the petals.


Follicles 5, spreading, each with a small gland at the base, and tipped by the tapered style.

Accepted Name:
Sedum acre L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 432. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Sedum elrodii M.E. Jones
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sedum acre in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sedum acre checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Sedum acre information.

E-Flora BC: Sedum acre atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sedum acre photos.

USDA Plants: Sedum acre information.

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