Mountain Sedum   
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Mountain Sedum
Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Mountain Sedum
Botanical name: Sedum oreades    Family: Crassulaceae (sedum family)

Mountain sedum is a hairless annual succulent plant, with several spreading or ascending stem 5-10 cm. Leave narrow-lanceolate fine-pointed, thick and fleshy. Upper stem leaves crowded towards ends of stems. Beautiful starlike flowers are yellow, 1 cm across, and occur in clusters of 1-3 at the end of stem. Petals are elliptic, longer than the narrow-elliptic green sepals. Stamens 10 in two whorls, or sometimes 5. Grows between 3000-4000 m in rock crevices. Distribution: Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, and India.
Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.
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