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. |