gold-moss stonecrop, wall-pepper, yellow sedum
Etymology: Sedum: from Latin sedo, "to sit," in reference to the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls
Plants: matting, perennial, 2"-4" tall forb, succulent, evergreen; stems creeping
Leaves: alternate, less than 1/4" long, broadly oval with a tapering tip, crowded and overlapping, often with dead leaves below
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence of 2 or more, short, branched clusters (cymes); blooms June-July
Habitat: in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Flora of North America: Flora of North America WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"