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Synonyms :

Sedum annuum var. racemiferum  Grisebach (1843) / Sedum racemiferum  (Grisebach) Halácsy (1901)

Sedum kostovii  Stefanoff (1950) / Sedum flexuosum ssp. kostovii  (Stefanoff) 't Hart (1978) / Sedum grisebachii ssp. kostovii  (Stefanoff) Greuter & Burdet (1986)


Distribution : Bulgaria, north-eastern Greece, Turkey (European part); mostly lowlands, open rocky places, on rocks or wooded places, in Greece from sea-level to 1300 (-1600 m).



Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :


Annuals or perennials, usually forming tufts of ascending branched shoots


Inflorescences : Flowering branches to 15 cm, inflorescences lax cymes with 2 - 4 cincinni and up to 35 flowers.


Anthers yellow, rarely red.


Cytology: 2n = 16, 32.


Plants from Thasos differ by the dark red anthers.


"The species acts as an annual in particularly dry or well-drained spots but is capable of being perennial where there is adequate moisture. As a damp meadowland plant it is strongly perennial" - Ray Stephenson.

Sedum grisebachii  Easter time on the Sithonia Peninsula, Halkidiki, Greece.

Photos Ray Stephenson

Plant in cultivation :

Photos Meinolf Stützer

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