Stringy Stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum)

also known as: Gold Moss and Graveyard Moss


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Division - Magnoliaphyta
Class - Magnoliopsida
Subclass - Rosidae
Order - Rosales
Family - Crassulacaceae
Genus - Sedum


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True to its name, this stonecrop likes to grow on stone walls and outcroppings. It also tends to invade lawns. It is often planted as a groundcover and easily escapes out of control. Like other sedums, it often propagates by pieces breaking off and re-rooting elsewhere. It is no doubt the weediest of sedums.


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These last three pictures are of an infestation I found on an abandoned pier on the Delaware waterfront.


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