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Sedum lanceolatum (Spearleaf stonecrop)
Cressler, Alan

Sedum lanceolatum

Sedum lanceolatum Torr.

Spearleaf Stonecrop, Lanceleaf Stonecrop

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)


USDA Symbol: sela

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

Lanceleaf Stonecrop is a member of the sedum family (family Crassulaceae) which includes succulent herbs or small shrubs, commonly with star-like flowers in branched clusters.There are about 35 genera and 1,500 species. Many are cultivated as ornamentals or succulent novelties, including Jade Tree, Stonecrops, and Air Plant. Vegetative reproduction is common in the family, and in some members little plantlets grow along the leaves, drop to the ground, and root.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , SK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Drought Tolerance: High

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sedum lanceolatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sedum lanceolatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sedum lanceolatum


Record Modified: 2022-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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