As long as it is not in flower, the Goldmoss Stonecrop is one of those plants that are often overlooked. It only grows a few centimetres high.
In urban areas, the plant, also known as Mossy Stonecrop, Goldmoss Sedum and Biting Stonecrop, can be found on roadsides, between tram tracks, paving stones, on walls and in parks and gardens.
Sedum acre shows its yellow flowers from May to July. It is succulent, can store water in its leaves and is well suited to survive in dry regions.
The Goldmoss Stonecrop is slightly poisonous. It is also used for roof planting and as a rock garden plant. Cultivated forms are also available, such as Sedum acre “Yellow Queen” with light green leaves.
Sedum acre is winter-hardy and can tolerate frost down to -20 °C. I have listed here which Stonecrops are also suitable for the rock garden.