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Sedum leibergii
Leiberg's stonecrop

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to north-central Oregon, east to central Idaho.

Habitat: Mossy rocks to open, gravelly hillsides, chiefly in canyons.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Weak perennial from short, slender rhizomes, the few, simple flowering stems upright, 7-12 cm. tall, with few sterile branches.


Basal leaves crowded is rosettes, oval, some less than 5 mm. long, rice-like in appearance, others more elongate and spatulate, covered with short projections; cauline leaves near the base narrowly spatulate-oblanceolate, up to 25 mm. long, reduced upward to obovate and 6 mm. long.


Flowers numerous in several-rayed, spreading cymes, sessile; sepals 5, triangular to lance-ovate, 1-1.5 mm. long; petals 5, distinct, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, 5-8 mm. long; stamens 10, shorter than the petals; pistils 5.


Follicles 5, widely spreading, basally united for 1 mm., covered with glandular projections.


Flowers with more than 5 follicles, as shown in the photos, are rare.

Accepted Name:
Sedum leibergii Britton
Publication: N. Amer. Fl. 22: 73. 1905.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amerosedum leibergii (Britton) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Sedum divaricatum S. Watson
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sedum leibergii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sedum leibergii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Sedum leibergii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sedum leibergii photos.

USDA Plants: Sedum leibergii information.

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