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habit (Photo: Greg Jordan)
tiny fleshy leaves and bright yellow flowers (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of flower (Photo: Greg Jordan)
Sedum acre L.
bitter stonecrop, common stonecrop, gold moss, gold moss sedum, golden carpet stonecrop, goldmoss sedum, goldmoss stonecrop, houseleek, mossy stonecrop, pepperwort, sharp stonecrop, stonecrop, wall grass, wall pepper, wall-pepper, yellow sedum, yellow stonecrop
Native to northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), Europe (i.e. Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, France, Portugal and Spain) western Asia (i.e. Turkey) and Russia.
This species is becoming widely naturalised in the cooler districts of eastern Australia. It is naturalised in the tableland districts of eastern New South Wales, in north-eastern Victoria and in Tasmania. It was recently also recorded in the cooler upland parts of south-eastern Queensland and is sparingly naturalised in the ACT.
Naturalised in overseas in Japan, New Zealand and North America (i.e. the USA and Canada).
Common stonecrop (Sedum acre) is regarded as a minor environmental weed in New South Wales and Tasmania.
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