Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Invasive Plant

Goldmoss stonecrop

Sedum acre

About This Species

Goldmoss stonecrop (Biting stonecrop) is a rapidly growing succulent native to Europe that was popular for rock and xeriscape gardens and is also occasionally used as a green roof species for its ability to withstand extreme temperatures and drought. It flowers from July to September with masses of small yellow flowers, forming a mounding, golden “carpet”-like appearance. However, this species is quite aggressively growing and overtakes other plants, rapidly spreading by both seed and vegetatively. A single leaf can root and turn into a whole new plant. 

How to Identify

Goldmoss stonecrop is a twiggy, spreading and low-growing succulent-like plant with green fleshy stems that can resemble a green or yellow mounding carpet from afar. 

Flowers are small and green to yellow with 5 petals each.  

It has numerous fleshy, triangular to needle-like leaves.  

Credit: R Routledge, Sault College,

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