Sedum lanceolatum

(Yellow Stonecrop)

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Sedum lanceolatum, Hoosier Pass, Park Co. 7533

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Sedum lanceolatum, North Swan Valley, Summit Co. 5150

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Sedum lanceolatum, Breakneck Pass, Sheep Park, Park Co. 9984

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Sedum lanceolatum, Peak Ten, Summit Co. 7449

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Sedum lanceolatum, North Swan Valley, Summit Co. 5152

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Sedum lanceolatum, North Swan Valley, Summit Co. 5135

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Sedum lanceolatum, North Swan Valley, Summit Co. 8732

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; dull gray-green or bluish green, green, or reddish green.
Inflorescence: Cymes of 5 to 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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