Flora of Northern Ireland
Sedum forsterianum
© Graham Day
Sedum forsterianum
(Map updated: March 2008)

A succulent perennial with heads of yellow, star-shaped flowers on the ends of the upright branches. The non-flowering shoots terminate in clusters of linear leaves (with old dead leaves persisting on the stem below).

Introduced. Native in southern Great Britain and the European continent. Established on old stone walls.

Often mistaken for Sedum rupestre, which is a similar but more robust species found in identical habitats, and differing in having no dead leaves below the terminal clusters.

All names: Sedum forsterianum Smith; Sedum elegans Lej.; Sedum rupestre auct. non L.; Sedum forsteranum Sm.