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English Stonecrop

Observed: 28th June 2013 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Plants

Seen alongside Sheeps' Bit on roadside bank on lower approaches to Martin's Haven cove.
Title changed to reflect corrected ID - thanks to both

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which English Stonecrop (Sedum anglicum) interacts


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Sedum anglicum id

Small glaucous leaves with the carpels red after flowering suggests English Stonecrop.

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A nice find John easily confused here is some helpful jizz

English stonecrop is a low growing perennial with stubby, succulent un-toothed alternate leaves. These are often greyish green, and may turn pink in dry conditions. The flowers are short stalked and star-like, white sometimes tinged pink, with ten contrasting stamens and five carpels. The fruit are red

White Stonecrop Perennial herb. Loosely tufted, forming mat-like stands.Height: 7–18 cm (2.8–5 in.). Stem ascending–erect, branched, often brownish red.
Flower: Corolla regular (actinomorphic), white (sometimes reddish), approx. 0.5–1 cm (0.2–0.4 in.) broad; petals 5, approx. 3 mm (0.12 in.) long, round-tipped. Sepals 5, fused at base, fleshy, round-tipped. Stamens 10. Gynoecium separate, pistils 5. Inflorescence a quite dense, umbellate cyme.Leaves: Alternate, stalkless. Blade blunt-tipped, almost cylindrical, fleshy, glabrous, often reddish.
Fruit: 5 united, many-seeded follicles.

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Many Thanks

Hi WLR - many thanks for taking the time to give such comprehensive feedback - great stuff and much appreciated - John

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Pleasure John - Forces us all to do our revision