Broadleaf stonecrop, Pacific stonecrop
The three Pacific states; most of California, west Oregon and west Washington
Low mats. Flower stalks up to 5 inches
Sea cliffs, rocky hillsides, sunny locations
Gray-green or whitish in color, forming large clusters of small rosettes. Often reddish at the edges
Sedum spathulifolium is quite a variable species of succulent, reflecting the wide range of habitats, from coastal bluffs to 5,000 foot hills in the Sierra Nevada, Cascade and Klamath mountains; there are several varieties recognized. The small, 5-petaled flowers are borne in a dense cluster at the end of a branched reddish stalk (inflorescence), and are orange or yellow in color.