(First upload on October 18 2013. Last on June 11 2023) [ 日本語 | English ]

Sedum hispanicum L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Sedum L. (マンネングサ)
Usuyukimannengusa (ウスユキマンネングサ, 薄雪万年草), Spanish stonecrop
Isokomatsu (イソコマツ, 磯小松)
Lifeform: creeping, evergreen perennial forb
Distribution: central Europe - Asia Minor

exotic to Japan (Hokkaido and northern Honshu)
Hokkaido Blue List = B

Habitat: roadsides and open spaces (escaped from gardening used for groundcover in the case of Hokkaido)
Flower: usually 6 petals

S. pallidum: 5 petals

Leaf: pale-green, chylophyllous
Chromosome number: 2n = 40
Use: groundcover

Sedum lydium auct, non Boiss

Varieties: a few cultivars

Sedum hispanicum in Hokkaido

Sedum1 Sedum2 Sedum3
Sedum4 Sedum5 Sedum6
[1/2] escaped under a hedge at N24/E1, East Ward, Sapporo, on June 7 2015. [3/4] escaped under a hedge at N19/W1, North Ward, Sapporo, on July 1 2013. [5] on a roadside in N21/E3, East Ward, Sapporo, on August 19 2016. [6] on a roadside in N20W2, North Ward, Sapporo, on June 22 2016. [7] on a roadside along the Sosei River in N19/E1, East Ward, Sapporo, on May 31 2023. Records: escaped nearby Toko Store, N27/E2, on June 19 2021.