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SPATHULIFOLIUM ssp. PRUINOSUM (Brittton) Clausen & Uhl, 1944

Synonyms :

Sedum pruinosum  Britton (1905) / Sedum spathulifolium var. pruinosum  (Britton) Boivin (1966)

Sedum spathulifolium var. purpureum  Praeger (1921) / Sedum spathulifolium cv. Purpureum (s.a.)


Distribution : Western Canada (Vancouver Island), western USA (to California in the South); just above the high tide level, to 30 m.


Differs from ssp. spathulifolium :


Very compact, primary rosette 1.5 - 2.1 cm in diameter.


Leaves 2.1 - 2.5 mm thick, pruinose.


Flowers 10 - 12 mm in diameter.

Cultivars of this ssp :

- 'Cape Blanco'

- 'Carnea'  with bright red leaves, pruinosity reduced

- 'William Pascoe'  with purple red leaves, pruinosity reduced

- 'Rosea'  similar to the latter, may not exist any more

- 'Mauve Chalk'

- 'Purpureum'  is a sport of 'Cape Blanco', large and less pruinose, originated in cultivation.


Sedum spathulifolium ssp. pruinosum in habitat :

Photos Matthew Brennan

Sedum spathulifolium ssp. pruinosum 'Purpureum' :

Photos Noelene Tomlinson

S. spathulifolium ssp. pruinosum 'Cape Blanco' :

Photo Lourdes Izquierdo

Photo Noelene Tomlinson

Photo Joylene Sutherland

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