Sedum rupestre L.

Sp. Pl. 1: 431 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Procumbent shrub; stems to 35 cm long, intricate, reddish, rooting at nodes. Leaves linear-terete, 8–20 mm long, imbricate, apiculate at apex, often spurred at base, reddish or glaucous. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, somewhat globular, branches often drooping, up to c. 6 cm long. Flowers c. 12 mm diam., subsessile or pedicellate; sepals lanceolate, 3–4 mm long; petals linear-lanceolate, 6–7 mm long, acute to acuminate, usually bright yellow; stamens 10–14. Follicles 4.5–6 mm long, erect, yellow. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

*CVU, *VVP. Native to Europe, recorded in Victoria near Clunes and Gellibrand Hill, plants apparently escaped from nearby gardens or established from dumped garden refuse.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-12-01
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-02-10
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Crassulaceae
genus Sedum
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory