Common name: Bitter Stonecrop
Sedum acre L. APNI*
Description: Creeping or ascending mat-forming herb; stems 5–25 cm long, yellow-green, glabrous.
Leaves triangular to ovoid, to 5 mm long, overlapping, slightly spurred at base.
Inflorescence 1–5 cm long, 2 or 3 short branches in terminal cymes; not pedunculate. Flowers to 10 mm diam., yellow. Sepals ovate to triangular, to half the length of the petals. Petals lanceolate, acute, 6–8 mm long.
Fruits: Follicles broad-spreading, to 2.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in grasslands or amongst rocks, often at higher altitudes. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas.
Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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