Sedum divergens
Pacific stonecrop, spreading stonecrop

Distribution: Alaska to California, Olympic mountains and the Cascades

Habitat: Open, rocky areas, mid- to high elevations in the mountains

Flowers: July - Early September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Mat-forming, glabrous perennial with prostrate, freely-rooting stems, and numerous, erect, flowering stems 5-15 cm. tall.


Leaves opposite, sessile, fleshy, 4-8 mm. long, oval to broadly obovate on the sterile shoots, oblong to spatulate on the flowering stems.


Inflorescence of 5-15 flowered, leafy-bracteate cymes; pedicles 1-3 mm. long; calyx 3-3.5 mm. long, the 5 lobes triangular, distinct nearly to the base; petals 5, yellow, distinct, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, tipped with a sharp point, 7-9 mm. long; stamens 10, slightly shorter than the petals, 5 attached to the base of the petals.


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

Accepted Name:
Sedum divergens S. Watson
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 17: 372. 1882. 1882.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amerosedum divergens (S. Watson) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Sedum divergens checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Sedum divergens information.

E-Flora BC: Sedum divergens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sedum divergens photos.

USDA Plants: Sedum divergens information.

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