English Stonecrop is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in coastal areas, dry grassland and walls, to a mature height of up to 10cm.
English Stonecrop is one of the species used in 'green roofing' projects, where plants are actively grown on roofs to provide insulation, reduce 'run-off' and provide a habitat for wildlife. It is well-suited for this purpose as it is short and close-growing, has shallow roots, and as a succulent, it is naturally drought-resistant. It also produces pretty star-shaped flowers which attract a range of pollinators.
Botanic classification and naming: English Stonecrop is a member of the Stonecrop (Crassulaceae) family. The genus name
'Sedum' identifies the plant as a Stonecrop and its species name 'anglicum' means 'English plant'.
Benefits: Caterpillars of the scarce Yellow-Ringed Carpet Moth feed on the flowers and leaves of this plant.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.