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Sedum acre is often confused with:
Sedum lineare Form in bloom
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Sedum morganianum Sedum morganianum
Sedum Flowers
Salvia rosmarinus Rosmarinus officinalis

Sedum acre

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SEE-dum AY-ker
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

There are many species of Sedum available, all being excellent additions to rock gardens.  This plant is highly salt tolerant, but will not tolerate foot traffic.   While being mildly toxic if ingested, stems and leaves may be eaten raw when very young and tender.  As the stems and leaves age, up until the plants flower, the edible parts may still be eaten if they are briefly cooked.

 

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#deciduous#houseplant#perennials#succulent#salt tolerant#fall interest#playground#cpp#children's garden#herbaceous perennials#pollinator plant#edible garden#bird friendly
 
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#deciduous#houseplant#perennials#succulent#salt tolerant#fall interest#playground#cpp#children's garden#herbaceous perennials#pollinator plant#edible garden#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Species:
    acre
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Greenland, Europe to Mediterranean and Caucasus
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    fleshy, flat or rounded leaves are light green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    low, thick stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine, and others.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Sap/Juice
    Stems