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Sedum lanceolatum
lance-leaved stonecrop

Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains in the U.S. and Canada.

Habitat: On rocks or gravel in open, dry areas, from sea level to the alpine.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Carpels 5, erect, distinct, the styles very short, divergent.


Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate and terete to ovate and somewhat flattened, not keeled, 5-20 mm. long, mostly deciduous by flowering time.


Follicles 5, erect, united at the base, each with a small gland at the base, and tipped by the erect or divergent, tapered style.


Erect follicles.

Identification Notes:

Leaves of flower stems are alternate, terete and not strongly incurved.

Accepted Name:
Sedum lanceolatum Torr.
Publication: Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York. 2: 205. 1827.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amerosedum nesioticum (G.N. Jones) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Sedum lanceolatum Torr. ssp. lanceolatum [KZ99]
Sedum lanceolatum Torr. ssp. nesioticum (G.N. Jones) R.T. Clausen [KZ99]
Sedum lanceolatum Torr. var. lanceolatum [FNA8, HC]
Sedum lanceolatum Torr. var. nesioticum (G.N. Jones) C.L. Hitchc. [FNA8, HC]
Sedum nesioticum G.N. Jones
Sedum stenopetalum Pursh var. subalpinum Fröd.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sedum lanceolatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sedum lanceolatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Sedum lanceolatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sedum lanceolatum photos.

USDA Plants: Sedum lanceolatum information.

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