Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Sedum oreganum (Oregon Stonecrop)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Rosidae

Order

 Rosales

Family

 Crassulaceae Stonecrop family

Genus

 Sedum L. stonecrop

Species

 Sedum oreganum Nutt. Oregon stonecrop

It is unusual to find succulents growing in the northwest but this one is found along the coast from Alaska to northern California, USDA zones 5-10.

Although this sedum requires regular water it also demands good drainage which explains why it is usually found growing in gravel or on rocky outcroppings.

Oregon Stonecrop will develop into a matte of rosette shaped green fleshy leaves with bronze overtones.

The yellow star shaped flowers will appear in clusters in summer and later wither but the leaves will remain evergreen.

This sedum is a great choice for the rock garden.

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