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What is this doing here

Observed: 16th March 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Open area of woodland in grassy area,all I could think is that it has come from seed carried by bird's,there were three clumps and the leaves look very much like Ice plant grey green fleshy

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ice-Plant (Sedum spectabile) interacts

Comments

Tiggrx's picture

I suspect by Ice-plant you

I suspect by Ice-plant you mean Sedum spectabile rather than Aptenia cordifolia. It certainly looks like a Sedum. S. spectabile does escape from gardens while S. telephium is a similar native species.

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Yes

It kept coming up with Aptenia cordifolia as scientific name,so I was presuming that the name must have changed as Yes I do mean Sedum spectabile. The thing that puzzled me was I have never seen it as a garden escape before.

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Chris Metherell's picture

Sedum spectabile

A surprisingly common garden escape actually. Even found a couple of time in South Northumberland, however not from this site. It would be worth keeping an eye on an confirming the ID when the plant is larger and then informing the VCR.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

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Thanks

Thanks for the confirmation,I can keep having a look as I walk that area once a week,who would be the recorder in my area.

Sheila

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Mark at Magdalen's picture

I don't think it found in

I don't think it found in this area, but is it possible to distinguish Sedum spectabile from the native Sedum telephium at this size?

Fenwickfield's picture

forgot

I forgot but it is not far away so will see if it is still there,then look again closer to time of flowering.

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