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24. Sedum ochroleucum Chaix in D. Villars, Hist. Pl. Dauphiné. 1: 325. 1786.

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, glabrous or glandular-hairy. Stems ± procumbent, branched, (glabrous or glandular-hairy), not bearing rosettes. Leaves alternate, (imbricate), erect, sessile; blade green, sometimes glaucous, linear-lanceolate, terete, 10-15 × 1-2.5 mm, base spurred, not scarious, apex mucronate, (surfaces glabrous). Flowering shoots erect (or ascending), simple, 15-40 cm, (glabrous or glandular-hairy); leaf blades linear-lanceolate, base spurred; offsets not formed. Inflorescences terminal corymbiform cymes (erect and flat-topped in bud), 10-50+-flowered, 3-5-branched; branches scarcely recurved, sometimes forked; bracts similar to leaves, glandular-pubescent. Pedicels to 1 mm. Flowers (5-)6-8-merous; sepals erect, connate basally, gray-green, lanceolate, equal, 3-6 × 1-2 mm, apex long-acuminate, (densely glandular-pubescent); petals erect or suberect, distinct, yellowish, lanceolate, carinate, 8-10 mm, apex acute; filaments white, (glabrous); anthers yellow; nectar scales greenish, square. Carpels erect in fruit, connate basally, brown. 2n = 34, 68, 102.

Flowering late spring-mid summer. Disturbed areas, roadsides, fields; 0-300 m; introduced; Mass., N.Y., Wis.; Europe.

Sedum ochroleucum is rarely cultivated and naturalized in North America.


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