Sedum anglicum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCrassulaceaeSedumSedum anglicum


This creeping perennial herb of base-poor substrates occurs on rocks, dunes and shingle, and is also known from dry grassland. It is a characteristic plant of open ground on acidic rock outcrops near the sea. It also grows on old walls, rocky hedge banks, and quarries and mine spoil on acidic substrates. 0-1080 m (Snowdon, Caerns.).



World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1321

Life form information

Height (cm): 5

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Clonality - secondary

Irregularly fragmenting (mainly water plants)

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 988

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 393

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: -0.21

Weighted Changed Factor: 2

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (134a)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1999)