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.
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