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Pygmy-weed
Crassula connata
  


About Pygmy-weed (Crassula connata) Crassula connata is a succulent plant known by the common names sand pygmyweed and pygmy stonecrop. It is a very small plant which grows in patches on the ground, especially in rocky areas. It is also sometimes associated with vernal pool plant communities. The stems are a few centimeters in length and are covered with tiny fleshy pointed leaves. Each leaf is only millimeters long. The plant is green when new and it matures to shades of pink and red. It is found in western North America and in parts of Central and South America.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb, Succulent

Max. Height
0.8 - 4 in (2 - 10.2 cm)

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-22' - 5459'

Annual Precip. ?
3.3" - 59.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.67"

Coldest Month ?
39.8° F - 58.4° F

Hottest Month ?
58.1° F - 88.0° F

Humidity ?
0.40 vpd - 38.65 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Nurseries
Other Names
Common Names
Pygmy Stonecrop, Sand Pygmyweed



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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