Sedum is a genus of about 400 species found mainly in the mountainous areas of North America and dry areas of South America. Commonly called stonecrops, because they are found growing in rocky terrain, they are tough, drought tolerant, easy-to-grow perennials that are mostly succulents. They have star-shaped flowers in clusters blooming on fleshy-leaved plants ranging from mat-forming ground covers to clump-forming upright mounds.
Name Derivation: comes from the Latin word sedeo meaning to sit in reference to the general growing habit of many of the sedums
Common Name: Stonecrops
Sedum is in the family Crassulaceae.