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Sedum acre
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Scientific Name - Sedum acre L.

Synonyms - Sedum neglectum Ten.

Popular names - iarba ciutei, ghetisoare, soldina, buruiana de trinji, una de gato, siempreviva menor, biting stonecrop, wall-pepper, erba pignola.

Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.

Description - Perennial species, juicy, sterile stems numerous, 5-15 cm high. Leaves 2.5 - 6.5 mm, ovate, more or less subsferice; leaves on sterile strains are nested. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorfe, pentamere, subsesile; dialisepal calyx, sepals 5 mm long, lanceolate, petals 5-8 mm, lanceolate, acute acuminata, intense yellow, 10 stamens, anthers yellow. Blooms in April-August. Fruit follicles patent. Seeds ellipsoid or pyriform,top and base obtuse, with a wing at the base, 0.6-0.8 x 0.3-0.4 mm, yellow-orange. 2n = 80

Growth rate - slow.

Tolerances - tolerate drought. Do not tolerate excessive moisture.

Requirements - sandy soil, well drained, sunny exhibitions.

Propagation - by stem cuttings, leaves.

Garden Partners - Aubrietia sp. Iberis sempervirens, Dianthus deltoides.

Properties and Uses - a species used for ornamental purposes, for rocarii and roof gardens.

Curiosity - the Romans used as a purgative and anthelmintic Sedum acre. In the courtyards of medieval monasteries were grown for medicinal properties.

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