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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 8 | Crassulaceae | Phedimus

2. Phedimus spurius (M. Bieberstein) ’t Hart in H. ’t Hart and U. Eggli, Evol. Syst. Crassulaceae. 168. 1995.

Caucasian stonecrop, orpin bâtard

Sedum spurium M. Bieberstein, Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 1: 352. 1808

Flowering stems creeping, 0.5-1.5 dm. Leaves opposite; blade obovate or orbiculate, 1-3 cm, margins prominently glandular, coarsely crenate apically. Flowers: sepals deltate to lanceolate, 4-4.5 mm, apex subobtuse; petals erect basally, recurved at tips, white to pink, ovate, 8-11 mm, apex shortly mucronate. Carpels erect in fruit, connate basally.

Flowering summer. Rocky places, roadsides, fields, waste places; 0-2000 m; introduced; Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que.; Colo., Conn., Ill., Ind., Maine, Mass., Mich., N.J., N.Y., Pa., Vt.; c Asia (Caucasus).


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