Common name: Worm-leaved stonecrop

Family: Crassulaceae

Information: Common in S. BC; dry rocky cliffs, talus slopes and meadows from the lowland and steppe to subalpine zones. The red leaves and stem are an adaptation to high solar exposure (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014). Sap contains a gelatinous substance that allows it to survive drought (Cormack 1972).

Photo: On a rocky southeast facing slope in South Chilcotin Mtns. Provincial Park at an elevation of approx. 2000m. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Cormack, R.G.H. 1972. Wild Flowers: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho National Parks. The Park Naturalists, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho National Parks. http://parkscanadahistory.com/plants/wildflowers-mountain-1972.pdf Accessed: 2020-05-31.

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Sedum%20stenopetalum. Accessed: 2020-05-12.