Hylotelephium spectabile

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Hylotelephium spectabile
Sedum spectabile - blossom top (aka).jpg
Inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Hylotelephium
Species: H. spectabile
Binomial name
Hylotelephium spectabile
(Boreau) H.Ohba
Synonyms[1]
  • Sedum spectabile Boreau
  • Sedum telephium var. kirinense Kom.

Hylotelephium spectabile (formerly called Sedum spectabile) is a species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family Crassulaceae, native to China and Korea. Its common names include showy stonecrop,[citation needed] ice plant,[2] and butterfly stone crop. Growing to 45 cm (18 in) tall and broad, it is an herbaceous perennial with alternate, simple, toothed leaves on erect, unbranched succulent stems. The star-shaped pink flowers are borne in flat cymes 15 cm (6 in) across, in fall (autumn).[3]

The specific epithet spectabile means "showy".[4]

This plant is valued in cultivation as drought-tolerant groundcover. Numerous cultivars have been produced. The species[5] and the cultivar 'Brilliant'[6] have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  2. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Sedum spectabile". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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