Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

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Scientific Name Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum USDA PLANTS Symbol SELAL
Common Name Spearleaf Stonecrop, Yellow Stonecrop ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 894377
Family Crassulaceae (Stonecrop) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5300 to 14000 ft.); rocky soils iin open, sunny areas, prairies, gravelly slopes, tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 6 inches tall, shorter at high altitudes, fleshy, leafy stem.
Leaves: Smooth, fleshy, linear to lanceolate and alternate, 1/3-inch long or less.
Inflorescence: Cymes of 5-25 yellow flowers with 5 lanceolate petals less than 1/3-inch long; 10 protruding stamens with yellow filaments and anthers yellow, sometimes red-tinged; 5 green pistils; below are 5 erect sepals, pale green to yellow-green, ovate or lanceolate.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Flora of North America.
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