Flowering sedum (Hylotelephium)

Plant Families: Crassulaceae

Discover which plants fall into the stonecrop family, Crassculaceae, and how to identify them.

The stonecrop family, Crasulaceae, comprises fleshy, succulent, easy-to-grow plants, typically found growing in rocky outcrops or other environments where water is scarce. Like cacti, they store water in their leaves, which they use in times of drought. There are 35 genera and around 1500 species worldwide. Many are well-known garden plants including Aeonium, Crassula, Echeveria, Kalanchoe, Sedum and Sempervivum. Flowers are bisexual.

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