Sedum reflexum

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Sedum reflexum
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Saxifragales
Family:Crassulaceae
Genus:Sedum
Species:S. reflexum
Binomial name
Sedum reflexum
 
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Sedum reflexum
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Saxifragales
Family:Crassulaceae
Genus:Sedum
Species:S. reflexum
Binomial name
Sedum reflexum

Sedum reflexum or Sedum rupestre, also known as Reflexed Stonecrop, Blue Stonecrop, Jenny's Stonecrop and Prick-madam, is a species of perennial succulent plant of the genus Sedum, native to Northern, Central, and Southwestern Europe.

Description

The Sedum reflexum plants are typically up to 10 cm high, with sprawling stems and stiff foliage resembling spruce branches, with softer tissue. The leaves are frequently blue-gray to gray but range to light greens and yellows; flowers are yellow. Like most other Sedum species, it has a prostrate, spreading habit.

Cultivation

Sedum reflexum is a popular ornamental plant, grown in gardens, containers, and as houseplants. It is drought tolerant. There are named cultivars with variegated leaves.

This sedum is prone to fasciation (cristate forms), which produces attractive cactus-like forms, with irregular curves. However it reverts easily, so all normal offshoots need be removed quickly to maintain the cristate form.[1]

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