Sedum laxum

Rosy Siskiyou Sedum

Rosettes of basal leaves, sometimes bluish with waxy powder. Leaves 1/3–2 in. long, thick, usually widest just below tip; tip rounded or barely notched. Stem leaves flat, 1/5–3/4 in. long. Inflorescence is a cluster of 12–80 or more flowers atop stem. Flowers pink, white, or pale yellow; rounded petals 1/3–2/3 longer than pointed sepals; anthers reddish brown to purple-black. Grows on outcrops at 200–6500 ft. Subsp. flavidum has pale yellow flowers, sessile stem leaves with ear-like base. Subsp. heckneri (pictured) has pink or white flowers, stem leaves wide, base clasping and wrapping partway around stem. Subsp. laxum has stem leaves sessile, slightly wider base than point of attachment, leaves pointing upward, flowers white or light pink.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--16 inches
  • Habitat: Dry Rocky Sites
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes