Saturday, October 18, 2014

Geo 730: October 18, Day 656: Stonecrop

Poking around on the roadcut across from the pullout, many of the joints were inhabited by these pretty little succulents. I don't know plants terribly well, but I'm guessing this is some kind of Sedum, a very diverse genus of plants also known as stonecrops. They seem, in my experience, to be good pioneers, and are some of the earliest colonizers of fresh rock exposures before soil development has progressed very far.

Followup: My friend Bob tells me I "almost had it." It's Sedum oreganum, commonly known as Oregon stonecrop. I shoulda known.

Photo unmodified. July 15, 2014. FlashEarth Location.

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