Crassula argentea


Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 6: 329, 337. 1778 ,.

Common names: Jade plant
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 155. Mentioned on page 151.

Plants terrestrial, perennial. Stems erect, silvery in age, moderately branched, 30–50 cm. Leaf blades obovate, 20–70 mm, apex obtuse to retuse. Inflorescences compact, flowers 2 per node. Pedicels 8–12 mm. Flowers 4-merous; sepals (erect), triangular, 0.5 mm, apex acute; petals oblong-lanceolate, ca. 10 mm. Follicles erect, seed number not known, ovoid; old follicles erect, boat-shaped. Seeds not seen.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Edges of lagoons, sand dunes, disturbed areas
Elevation: 0-100 m


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Introduced; Calif., s Africa.


Crassula argentea is reported from Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

Selected References


Lower Taxa