Coppertone Sedum
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Coppertone Sedum
P Introduced Photo: Kalyan Brata Santra
Common name: Coppertone Sedum, Coppertone Stonecrop
Botanical name: Sedum adolphi    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Sedum nussbaumerianum

Coppertone Sedum is a low growing, perennial fleshy subshrub up to 20 cm tall by 50-60 cm wide. It has reddish-brown hairless stems reclining on the ground but with rising up tip. In late winter to spring appear the white lightly fragrant flowers in a flat topped umbel-like cluster. Flower-stalks are 1.2-1.8 cm long. Flowers are 5- (rarely 4-) merous, white or pale pink, slightly fragrant. Petals are basally fused, lanceshaped, pointed, white, about 7.5 mm long, 2.8-3.2 mm wide. Stamen filaments are white. anthers salmon-pink, nectaries square, flat and notched, white. Sepals are broadly stalkless, basally fused, ovate, pointed, pale green, about 2.5 x 1.5 mm. The stems hold rosettes of yellow-green to orange. Leaves are alternate, almond-shaped, pointed, somewhat round, convex, fleshy, olive-green becoming yellow-green to orange in full sun, principal leaves 2.2-3.9 cm long, 1.0-1.6 cm broad, 5-8 mm thick. Coppertone Sedum is native to Mexico, cultivated as a succulent pot plant worldwide.

Identification credit: Kalyan Brata Santra Photographed in cultivation in Malda, West Bengal.

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