[Sedum purpureum (L.) Schult., more]
Etymology: Sedum: from Latin sedo, "to sit," in reference to the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, succulent; stems tufted, unbranched
Leaves: alternate or opposite, mostly elliptical, flat, often with course teeth
Flowers: white to pink drying to a rusty brown, 5-parted, 1/3" wide; inflorescence a 1 1/2"- 4" rounded, many-branched cluster, the branches slightly winged; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: dry; in rocky soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - persisting and spreading