What is the plant
Sedum spurium, the Caucasian stonecrop or two-row stonecrop, is a flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. Genus name comes from the Latin word sedeo meaning to sit in reference to the general growing habit (sedums sit and sprawl over rocks).
Sedum spurium, commonly called Caucasian stonecrop or two-row stonecrop, is a low-growing, sprawling, mat-forming sedum or stonecrop that is commonly grown as a ground cover. This is an evergreen plant that typically rises only 3-6” tall but spreads to 18-24” wide by creeping, branching stems that easily root at the nodes. Thick, succulent, opposite, obovate, flattened leaves with wedge-shaped bases are toothed near the ends. Leaves are medium green with reddish-tinged margins. Lower stem leaves are deciduous, but newer leaves near the stem tips are evergreen, typically turning deep burgundy in fall for overwintering. Leaves are arranged in two rows along the stems, hence the sometimes used common name of two-row stonecrop. Tiny, 5-petaled, star-shaped, pinkish-red flowers in dense, 4-branched inflorescences bloom from late spring to mid-summer atop upright reddish flower stems.
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