Sedum album


Sp. Pl. 1: 432. 1753,.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 213. Mentioned on page 172, 200.

Herbs, perennial, laxly cespitose, minutely puberulent, papillose. Stems creeping and short-ascending, much-branched, (densely glandular-pubescent basally), not bearing rosettes. Leaves alternate, patent or appressed, sessile; blade green, often reddish, not glaucous, linear to ovate, subterete but adaxial surface somewhat flattened, 4–20(–25) × 1–20 mm, base scarcely spurred, not scarious, apex obtuse or rounded, (surfaces glabrous or sparsely hairy). Flowering shoots erect, simple or branched, 5–18(–30) cm, (glabrous or sparsely hairy); leaf blades linear to ovate, base scarcely spurred; offsets not formed. Inflorescences paniculate cymes, 15–50+-flowered, 3–5-branched; branches reflexed, forked; bracts similar to leaves, smaller. Pedicels 3–5 mm. Flowers 5-merous; sepals erect, connate basally, green, ovate to triangular, equal, 0.5–1.5 × 0.2–0.5 mm, apex acute, (glabrous or sparsely and minutely puberulent); petals spreading, distinct, white or rarely pink, lanceolate, not carinate, 2–4.5 mm, apex subacute; filaments white; anthers red; nectar scales white or yellow, spatulate. Carpels erect in fruit, distinct, whitish. 2n = 34, 51, 68, 85, 102, 136.

Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Calcareous rock ledges, gravelly flat areas, ruderal areas
Elevation: 60-1400 m


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Introduced; B.C., N.B., Ont., Que., Calif., Ind., Maine, Mich., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., Utah, Wash., W.Va., Europe.


Sedum album was first reported as naturalized in the United States in 1934.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Hideaki Ohba +
Linnaeus +
B.C. +, N.B. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Calif. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Mich. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, Utah +, Wash. +, W.Va. +  and Europe. +
60-1400 m +
Calcareous rock ledges, gravelly flat areas, ruderal areas +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Introduced +
Sedum album +
species +