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Feather River Stonecrop
Sedum albomarginatum
  
About Feather River Stonecrop (Sedum albomarginatum) Nurseries Show All Photos Sedum albomarginatum is a rare species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family known by the common name Feather River stonecrop. It is endemic to California where it is known from fewer than 20 occurrences along the Feather River in Plumas and Butte Counties. It grows on steep cliffs and mountain slopes in rocky serpentine substrates. Sedum albomarginatum is a small perennial succulent plant forming basal rosettes a few centimeters wide from a woody root system. The leaves are up to 7 cm long with the widest part near the distal end. The tip is rounded or slightly notched. Flowering shoots have smaller, oblanceolate leaves. The leaves are hairless, waxy, and blue-green in color. Young leaves often have characteristic white edges where the wax is thickest, but wthe wax wears off with time. The inflorescence is a spreading array of many flowers with light yellow petals up to a centimeter long each. Sedum albomarginatum is a small perennial succulent plant forming basal rosettes a few centimeters wide from a woody root system. The leaves are up to 7 cm long with the widest part near the distal end. The tip is rounded or slightly notched. Flowering shoots have smaller, oblanceolate leaves. The leaves are hairless, waxy, and blue-green in color. Young leaves often have characteristic white edges where the wax is thickest, but wthe wax wears off with time. The inflorescence is a spreading array of many flowers with light yellow petals up to a centimeter long each. Threats to this rare Sedum species include erosion on the steep terrain where it grows, as well as mining and construction.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Max. Height
5.5 - 9.8 in (14 - 24.9 cm)

Flower Color
Yellow, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1425' - 2874'

Annual Precip. ?
39.4" - 69.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.95" - 1.48"

Coldest Month ?
38.9° F - 47.0° F

Hottest Month ?
66.9° F - 72.0° F

Humidity ?
2.40 vpd - 22.23 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available



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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