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From 1500m to sea level on dry braided river beds. Distribution map; when page opens, just click on the green ‘search’ button without changing any of the settings
Stonecrop (Sedum acre), also known as biting stonecrop, is a low-growing, succulent, evergreen, mat-forming herb less than 10cm high. It has fibrous roots and fleshy, round, creeping stems that take root at nodes, and many short erect sterile and flowering stems. Ovalish, yellowish, hairless leaves (5 x 3mm) are very fleshy and acrid to taste. Bright yellow star-like flowers, which appear November-March, are 12mm in diameter and have five sharp petals. These are followed by many seeds in dry, splitting follicles.