Sedum acre   Biting Stonecrop CC DD N

Sedum acre whole Sedum acre whole

This is the commonest of the Sedum genus and is found in all sorts of habitats but thrives on barren gravelly or rocky ground. The Biting part of the common name refers to the very sharp taste of the leaves which contain alkaloids, tannin and rutin. It has been used in a homeopathic cure for piles.

Apart from the highest hills of Scotland Sedum acre is found all over mainland Britain. It is found all over Ireland too but is not quite as common.

Gaitbarrows, Lanacashire 12th June 2004

Added on February 3rd 2005, updated 2nd February 2012

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