Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Sedum spurium M. Bieb.:
United States (North America)
Canada (North America)
Iran (Asia)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Caucasus (Transcaucasus, Dagestan, Talysh) and northern Iran. On southern slopes with gravelly soil, in dry steppe, meadows.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants 6-15 cm, loosely carpeting. Leaves evergreen, opposite, obovate, 1.0-2.5 cm x 0.5-1.5 cm. Leaf margin crenate. Flowers white in flat cymes. Fl - June-July. Fr - August. P - by seed and cuttings. Adapted to dry sites and full sun. Closely related to S. spurium, differs mainly in its white flowers. A very good groundcover plant. Z 4 (3).
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Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / parasite
Golovinomyces orontii parasitises live Sedum spurium

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Management

These species are introduced in Switzerland.
  • Aeschimann, D. & C. Heitz. 2005. Synonymie-Index der Schweizer Flora und der angrenzenden Gebiete (SISF). 2te Auflage. Documenta Floristicae Helvetiae N° 2. Genève.   http://www.crsf.ch/ External link.
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Wikipedia

Sedum spurium

Sedum spurium (rockcress) is a plant in the orpine family, Crassulaceae.

Description[edit]

Sedum spurium is a herbaceous plant with alternate, simple leaves, on creeping stems. The flowers are pink, borne in spring through fall. It also is called dragons blood.[citation needed]

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