Sedum acre L.


Sp. Pl. 432 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Perennial procumbent or ascending, mat-forming herb; stems 5–25 cm long, yellow-green, rooting at nodes. Leaves triangular to ovate, 3–6 mm long, imbricate, thick, obtuse, slightly spurred at base. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, 1–5 cm long, on 2 or 3 short terminal or subterminal branches, not pedunculate. Flowers to c. 10 mm diam., pedicellate or subsessile; sepals ovate to triangular, to c. 4 mm long; petals lanceolate, 6–8 mm long, acute to acuminate, bright yellow; stamens 10, shorter than petals. Follicles to c. 2.5 mm long, wide-spreading. Flowers summer.

*EGU, *GipP, *HSF, *VAlp. Also naturalised NSW, Tas. Native of Europe, Asia, north Africa. So far recorded for Victoria only along the upper Snowy River and on and near the Dargo High Plains, but possibly more widespread and overlooked. Usually grows in grassy areas, mostly among rocks.

A very variable and widespread species in its native habitat, with many local populations having been given specific or subspecific rank, but Webb (1964) regards recognition of these taxa as being of dubious merit.

Source: Toelken, H.R.; Jeanes, J.A.; Stajsic, V. (1996). Crassulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Crassulaceae
genus Sedum
Higher taxa
species Sedum acre L.


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sedum acre in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sedum acre in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Victorian Alps present naturalised

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory