Broad-Leaved Stonecrop


This plant (Sedum spathulifolium) grows on rock or thin soil in the wild around our area -- the west coast of N. America near the Canadian/U.S. border. We see it generally closer to the ocean, but this particular image was made on a high hill (about 200m) in a deep forest 2 or perhaps 3km from the closest open water. We think that it tolerates the salty mist off the ocean as well as long stretches of dry weather by absorbing fresh water when available and keeping it stored in its thick leaves.