Rosettes of succulent leaves, flowering stems ascending. Basal leaves about 1/2 in. long, linear to lance-shaped, cylindrical with pointed tip. Flowering stems to 8 in. with many flat, lance-shaped, upward-pointing leaves, usually withered by flowering. Flower heads dense, 1/3–2 in. across, with 3–25 flowers. Flower petals 5, lance-shaped, with recurved pointed tips, yellow often with reddish central rib. Grows on basalt or sandstone outcrops and rocky soils at high elevations. Var. nesioticum, with stem leaves overlapping and flowers in loose cluster, is uncommon, grows on seashore rock cliffs. The word Sedum comes from the Latin sedo, "to sit," referring to the way many species grow.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--8 inches
- Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Wallowas, Steens, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes