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Sedum album
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Scientific Name - Sedum album L.

Synonyms - Sedum paniculatum, athoum Sedum, Sedum clusianum, Sedum micranthum, Oreosedum album.

Popular names - Pignola Erba, white stonecrop, borracina bianca, one gato, arroz, platanicos.

Distribution and Habitat - common species in mountain areas in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America, grows on limestone rocks, up to 2500 m altitude.

Description - Perennial species, herbaceous, rhizomatic. Stems brittle, reddish, 10-20 cm long. Glabra Leaves, sessile, alternate, erect, oblungi, obtuse, fleshy, cylindrical, slightly flattened on top, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, 5-9 mm long, pale green. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorfe, pentamere, short stems, white or pink, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, grouped in terminal cime, lax and branched; gamosepal calyx, sepals 5, oval, obtuse, 6-1.5 mm, more or lessglabra; dialipetala corolla, five petals lanceolate, subacute,, 2.5-4 mm, 10 stamens, anthers purple. Blooms in June-August. Fruit follicles, 3 mm. Seeds elliptic, top and base obtuse, orange-brown, 0.7-0.9 x 0.2-0.3 mm. 2n = 68

Growth rate - fast.

Tolerant - intolerant sect.

Propagation - by seeds.

Cultivars - 'Athoum' global leaves, flattened on top, dark red in summer. Small and pink flowers. Increase hard.

'Rubrifolium' red leaves in summer and winter dark green with red spots. Pink flowers.

Properties and Uses - a species quite common in gardens, as rocarii plant. Being a plant that tolerates drought, adapts and roof gardens, along with other species of Sedum acre, Sedum hispanicum, Sedum reflexum, Primula cousin, Lotus corniculatus, Campanula rotundifolia, Scabiosa columbaria.

Substratl necessary for these plants to the garden on the roof is only 7-10 cm.

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