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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

24. Yellow Or Biting Stonecrop (Sedum acre L.)

24. Yellow Or Biting Stonecrop

Sometimes called Wall-pepper this plant seems to require the minimum of soil to sustain it, for it may be found on old stone roofs, stone walls, rocks, sand dunes and chalk downs. In June the patches of small fleshy-leaved stems gradually become yellow when the flowers at their tips open. In full bloom the plant makes fine solid patches of colour. The names "Biting" and "Pepper" refer to the bitter flavour of its leaves.