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Biting stonecrop

Sedum acre

Description:
This evergreen, low-growing perennial has fleshy, cylindrical leaves that have a peppery taste, from which the plant gets its species name “acre”, meaning sharp. The five-petalled bright yellow flowers grow in small clusters and appear from May to July, after which the seeds ripen from July to August.

Habitat:
The stonecrop is found in dry and sunny rocky places including cliff tops, stone walls, roofs, disused railway tracks and occasionally on sand dunes. It grows well in poor soils and is widely distributed in Europe.

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