Turkish Sedum
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Turkish Sedum
P Introduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Turkish Sedum
Botanical name: Sedum pallidum    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Sedum pallidum var. bithynicum, Sedum glaucum var. bithynicum

Turkish Sedum is a tiny-leaved spreading ground cover that is noted for its attractive blue-gray succulent leaves. It typically forms a dense mat growing to only 2.5 cm tall and spreading to 30 cm wide or more. Tiny white flowers appear in late summer on flowering stems growing to 7 cm tall. FIower are 5-merous, sepals broadly stalkless, basally slightly fused, triangular, pointed, petals free, lanceshaped, creamy white or rarely pinkish, keel often red, filament hairless, anthers red. Leaves turns russet brown in winter. Turkish Sedum is native to Turkey and the Middle East, cultivated as a succulent house plant worldwide.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Yogi Nursery, New Delhi.

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