Sedum album L.

Sp. Pl. 1: 432 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Loosely tufted, mat-forming subshrub; stems to 18 cm long, ascending, light green or reddish, rooting at nodes. Leaves somewhat scattered, linear-cylindrical to ovoid-globose, 4–12 mm long, thick, somewhat flattened on the upper surface, obtuse, mid green, often reddish. Inflorescence a dense terminal subcorymbose cyme to c. 6 cm long. Flowers 1.5–3 mm diam., pedicellate; sepals ovate, c. 1 mm long; petals lanceolate-elliptic, 2–4 mm long, ± acute, white, rarely pink; stamens 10. Follicles c. 2.5–3 mm long, erect, whitish-pink. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

*EGU, *GipP, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP. Native to the Mediterranean region. Naturalised in Victoria at Ballarat, Barwon Heads, Mt Eliza, Orford, and Willis. Plants have 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
species Sedum album L.


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

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory