What is the plant
Sedum telephium, known as orpine, livelong, frog's-stomach, harping Johnny, life-everlasting, live-forever, midsummer-men, Orphan John and witch's moneybags, is a succulent perennial groundcover of the family Crassulaceae native to Eurasia.
Hylotelephium telephium, formerly known as Sedum telephium, is a perennial succulent that grows up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall with a spread of up to 1 feet (30 cm). Dense summer flowers cluster on sturdy stems rising above bright green leaves. A number of cultivars, often with purplish leaves, are grown in gardens. Occasionally garden plants may escape and naturalise as has happened in parts of North America as wildflowers. The name Telephium was thought to be named after a surgical term for an ulcer that was particularly difficult to cure. This in turn was named after King Telephus who suffered from a spear wound that would not heal.
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