Sedum acre L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Sedum acre L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Fibrous-rooted evergreen perennial from creeping stems, forming mats; flowering stems 5–10 cm, the lower part commonly clothed with persistent dead lvs; lvs crowded, imbricate, ovoid, terete, 2–5 mm, blunt; infl of 2 (–several) short, branched, sympodial cymes; fls 5- merous; pet yellow, 6–8 mm, spreading, connate for ca 0.5 mm; filaments basally adnate to the minute cor-tube; carpels erect in fl, divergent in fr; 2n=80. Native of Eurasia, cult. in many forms, and often escaped in our range, especially northward. June, July.

  • Common Names

    golden carpet