Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; southern British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Coastal cliffs, ledges, balds, and gravelly soil in the foothills.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous, glaucous perennial from numerous, stout rhizomes, with numerous sterile shoots and tight, basal rosettes, the flowering stems stout, erect to ascending, 8-20 cm. tall.
Leaves alternate, spatulate-oblanceolate to spatulate-obovate, tapered to the base, strongly flattened but very succulent, 10-20 mm. long and 4-10 mm. broad, strongly overlapping.
Inflorescence of leafy-bracteate, paniculate cymes; pedicles very short; calyx lobes 5, oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-3.5 mm. long, rounded or obtuse; petals 5, distinct, somewhat recurved, 7-10 mm. long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute; stamens 10, slightly shorter than the petals, 5 attached to the base of the petals.
Follicles 5, erect until nearly mature, then divergent above the united basal portion.
PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sedum spathulifolium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.
WA Flora Checklist: Sedum spathulifolium checklist entry.
OregonFlora: Sedum spathulifolium information.
E-Flora BC: Sedum spathulifolium atlas page.
CalPhotos: Sedum spathulifolium photos.
USDA Plants: Sedum spathulifolium information.