Needle Stonecrop
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Needle Stonecrop
P Introduced Photo: Gary Thingnam
Common name: Needle Stonecrop, Carpet sedum
Botanical name: Sedum lineare    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Sedum anhuiense

Needle Stonecrop is a mat-forming fleshy succulent herb with bushy and semi-trailing stems that grow up to 15 cm long. The new growth is often upright and then lies down under the weight of the stems. In the shade, it tends to grow slightly more open and taller. The leaves are fleshy, light green or pale greenish-yellow, and up to 2.5 cm long. The flowers are yellow, star-shaped, and appear from late spring to early summer. Petals are yellow, lanceshaped, 4-6 mm, base slightly narrowed, tip pointed. Sepals are linear-lanceshaped, unequal, 1.5-7 mm, base spurless or sometimes spurred, tip blunt. Stamens are 10, shorter than petals. Needle Stonecrop is native to China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, and Japan, cultivated as a succulent garden plant elsewhere.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Imphal.

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