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Spearleaf Stonecrop
Sedum lanceolatum
  
About Spearleaf Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sedum lanceolatum is a species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family known by the common names spearleaf stonecrop and lanceleaf stonecrop. It is native to western North America and occurs in western Canada and the United States. It is distributed from Alaska to Arizona and New Mexico and as far east as South Dakota and Nebraska. It grows in exposed, rocky mountainous habitat at moderate and high elevations, up to 4048 meters in the Rocky Mountains. The plant persisted and evolved on sky islands and nunataks in these ranges during glaciation events during the Pleistocene epoch.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Size
Size
1.2 - 8.4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky places and granite outcrops

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.7" - 100.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.93" - 3.60", Coldest Month: 19.9" - 44.2", Hottest Month: 40.8" - 72.3", Humidity: 0.76" - 21.96", Elevation: 2112" - 12141"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Lance-leaf Stonecrop, Lanceleaf Stonecrop


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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