Sedum spurium   Caucasian-stonecrop I

Sedum spurium

This introduction from the Caucasus is usually a feature of garden rockeries but persists when it has escaped and established itself in the wild according to Stace. This particular plant though was growing in a sea wall facing the spray which is not only an unusual habitat but one which I would have thought would not allow it to thrive. Nevertheless a very healthy plant in the later stages of flowering was found only yards from the Irish Sea.

Sedum spurium is a quite common escape in England and Wales with some sites in Scotland and Ireland too.

Sea Wall, Drain Bay, County Antrim, Northern Ireland 18th August 2006

Added on 5th December 2006, updated 3rd February 2012

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