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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to subshrubs, fleshy
Leaves generally simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, generally reduced upward
Inflorescence: generally cyme, generally bracted
Flower: sepals generally 35, generally ± free; petals generally 35, ± free or fused; stamens = to >> sepals, free or epipetalous; pistils generally 35, simple (sometimes fused at base), ovary 1-chambered, placenta 1, parietal, ovules 1many, style 1
Fruit: follicles generally 35
Seeds 1many, small
Genera in family: ± 30 genera, ± 1500 species: ± worldwide, especially dry temp; many cultivated for ornamental. Family description and generic key by Melinda F. Denton and Reid Moran.
Generally per from rhizomes or stout, scaly caudex, generally glabrous
Leaves sessile, generally alternate, generally obovate to spoon-shaped
Inflorescence generally raceme- to panicle-like
Flower: sepals 45, free to fused below, < petals, obtuse to long-tapered; petals 45, free or fused below, erect to spreading; stamens 8 or 10, in 2 whorls, barely epipetalous; pistils 45, free or fused below,
Fruit erect or spreading
Seeds many, elliptic, often winged at both ends
Etymology: (Latin: to assuage, from healing properties of houseleek, to which Sedum was applied by some authors)
Reference: [Denton 1982 Brittonia 34:4877]
Plant 512 cm, matted, glabrous; ascending sterile shoots manySee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaves opposite, 38 mm, obovate to nearly spheric, glabrous or finely papillate; tip generally rounded
Inflorescence generally 15 cm, 317-flowered
Flower: petals 57 mm, oblong-lanceolate, long-tapered and abruptly pointed, yellow; anthers yellow
Fruit 57 mm, widely spreading
Seed ± 0.5 mm
Ecology: Gravelly flats or slopes
Elevation: 16002000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia
Horticultural information: In cultivation.