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Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia (Ledge stonecrop)
Weyand, Phyllis

Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia

Rhodiola integrifolia Raf. ssp. integrifolia

Ledge Stonecrop, Rosewort, Roseroot

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Synonym(s): Sedum alaskanum, Sedum integrifolium, Sedum rosea ssp. integrifolium, Sedum rosea var. alaskanum, Sedum rosea var. frigidum, Sedum rosea var. integrifolium, Sedum roseum ssp. integrifolium, Sedum roseum var. alaskanum, Sedum roseum var. frigidum, Sedum roseum var. integrifolium, Tolmachevia integrifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Stout roots produce new, upright bunches of stems each year with broad, bright green, rounded, succulent leaves topped by flat clusters of starry, red-purple flowers. The seed pods are also showy, turning the same red-purple. The entire plant is often no more than 6 in. tall.

When soils dries out late in the season, the leaves of this plant often shrivel.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Mts. from AK to Tulare Co., CA & CO
Native Habitat: Moist at least early in the season rocky cliffs & ridges

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: When soils dries out late in the season, the leaves may shrivel.


Description: Increase by cuttings, rooted sections or seed. Seedlings should not be too wet as they are prone to root rot.
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia


Record Modified: 2023-02-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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