- Art Gallery -

Sedum spathulifolium

Sedum spathulifolium, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Sempervivoideae
Tribus: Sedeae
Genus: Sedum
Sectio: S. sect. Gormania
Species: Sedum spathulifolium
Subspecies: S. s. subsp. pruinosum – S. s. subsp. purdyi – S. s. subsp. spathulifolium – S. s. subsp. yosemitense

Sedum spathulifolium Hook., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1(5): 227–228 1832.

Hooker, W.J., 1832. Flora Boreali-Americana 1(5): 227–228.


Hassler, M. 2019. Sedum spathulifolium. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Sedum spathulifolium. Published online. Accessed: Dec 12 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Sedum spathulifolium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 12. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2019. Sedum spathulifolium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 12.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Sedum spathulifolium in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 28-Oct-07.

Vernacular names
English: Broadleaf stonecrop, Colorado stonecrop
suomi: Lusikkamaksaruoho

Sedum spathulifolium is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae known by the common names broadleaf stonecrop,[1] yellow stonecrop,[2] and spoon-leaved stonecrop.[3] An evergreen perennial, it is native to western North America from British Columbia to southern California, where it can be found often in shade in many types of rocky habitat in coastal and inland hills and mountains.[4]


It is quite variable and usually divided into at least two subtaxa. In general, it is a succulent plant producing mats of basal rosettes from a system of rhizomes. The basal leaves are 1 or 2 centimeters long. They are sometimes coated in a waxy, powdery looking exudate. The inflorescence is a short, erect array of many small flowers with yellow petals.

The specific epithet spathulifolium refers to the spade-shaped leaves.[5]

This plant is useful as ornamental groundcover in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It dislikes winter wet.[6] Numerous cultivars have been selected for garden use, of which 'Cape Blanco'[7] and 'Purpureum'[8] have received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[9]
Cultivar of Sedum spathulifolium var. purpureum
See also

San Bruno elfin butterfly - host plant


USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Sedum spathulifolium". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
"Yellow Stonecrop". California Native Plant Society. Calscape. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
"RHS Gardening: Sedum spathulifolium, spoon-leaved stonecrop".
"Yellow Stonecrop". California Native Plant Society. Calscape. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
"RHS Plant Selector - Sedum spathulifolium". Retrieved 5 March 2021.
"Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum'". RHS. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 96. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/"
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World