Broadleaf Stonecrop

Broadleaf Stonecrop Plant Information


Broadleaf Stonecrop grows in the following 3 states:

Oregon, California, Washington

Sedum spathulifolium is a species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family known by the common names broadleaf stonecrop and Colorado stonecrop. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to southern California, where it can be found in many types of rocky habitat in coastal and inland hills and mountains.

It is quite variable and usually divided into at least two subtaxa. In general, it is a succulent plant producing mats of basal rosettes from a system of rhizomes. The basal leaves are 1 or 2 centimeters long. They are sometimes coated in a waxy, powdery looking exudate. The inflorescence is a short, erect array of many small flowers with yellow petals.
The specific epithet spathulifolium refers to the spade-shaped leaves.
This plant is useful as ornamental groundcover, and tolerates light shade. Numerous cultivars have been selected for garden use, of which 'Cape Blanco' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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