Foliage can also be needle-like or round. Flowers are pink, white or yellow. The tall sedums have green foliage, variegated or purples (Sedum “Black Jack” is so purple, it looks black). Flowers in the tall sedums are in whites and shades of pink.
Consequently, how can I identify my succulent plant?
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
One may also ask, is sedum a Crassula?
Sometimes Sedum are mistaken for Crassula since their baby form share many similarities. As they mature, their differences start to become more visible. The most recognizable feature of sedum is the rosette; the leaves have the thick and chubby appearance, stacked around a long stem like a rose.
What do sedum plants look like?
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped flowers.
All sedums are quite hardy, disease-resistant and need similar growing conditions. … Sedium spurium “Red Carpet”: As the name suggests, this sedum grows into a red, carpet-like mass of flowers. The foliage itself is tinted with red throughout the growing season. In the fall, the red color deepens to a dark burgundy.
Take a look at the shape of the leaf when identifying flowers by their leaves. The leaf shape can be round, oval or oblong, lance shaped or elliptic. The pattern of veins in the leaf can also help you figure out the type of plant you are dealing with.
A great option for identification is an app put together by my friend Jacki at Drought Smart Plants called Succulent ID. You can look at different genera of succulents or search through photos based on characteristics of your succulent.
All sedums have succulent leaves, but beyond that, the genus is unbelievably varied. The leaves vary from small and needlelike to large and flat, and their shape may be oval or round. Their habit may be upright or prostrate.
Sedum plants have succulent leaves that range from tiny needles to larger and fleshy, from gray to green to purple to blue, and even variegated! Butterflies & bees love them. And best yet, they are perennials so they come back year after year.
Although sedums are rapid spreaders, they are not invasive. Because they are shallow rooted, they can be easily lifted and moved. And they will overwinter in most planters—provided there is ample drainage—and emerge from dormancy in early to midspring.