Sedum acre Crassulaceae Biting Stonecrop

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Description - This small succulent has swollen, oval leaves, which retain plenty of water. They can turn red, particularly when conditions are hot and dry. The starry yellow flowers appear in June.

Habitat - It likes to grow in thin sandy soil, in crevices in rocks, or thin grassland. It is confined to coastal areas, on the cliffs and on some areas of the Common.

Comments - It has the name "Biting" because of the hot taste of the leaves.Another name for it is "Wall Pepper", as it is sometimes found on coastal walls.

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