Lance-Leaved Stonecrop is a small succulent perennial that has clusters of flowering stems and short shoots. It has bright yellow flowers and can be easily propagated through planting a small piece of leafy stem in soil. It is sometimes confused with Spreading Stonecrop, which has opposite leaves while Lance-Leaved Stonecrop has alternate leaves.
|Height and Spread
|5-20 cm tall.
|Up to 20 cm spread.
|Bright green to grey-ish brown at the base.
|Seeds mature after flowers in August to September.
|Light and Water
|Most commonly found on dry, rocky south facing slopes, but can also be found in other dry, well lit terrain.
|Grows in dry, rocky sites.
|Lance-Leaved Stonecrop was made into an infusion by interior First Nations peoples and used as a laxative.
|Lance-Leaved Stonecrop produces abundant flowers, which attracts bees. It is also sometimes browsed by larger wildlife.
|Lance-Leaved Stonecrop is frequently used in gardens as it is very easy to propagate, requires very little water, and produces beautiful bright yellow flowers.
|As noted above, Lance-Leaved Stonecrop can be easily confused with Spreading Stonecrop. The easiest distinction between these species is that Lance-Leaved Stonecrop has alternate leaves while Spreading Stonecrop has opposite leaves.
|Lance-Leaved Stonecrop is easily propagated vegetatively by planting a live stem, or by seed.