Dark Stonecrop
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Common Name: Dark Stonecrop
Family: Stonecrop - Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum
Species: atratum
Date Taken: 10/09/2009
Altitude: 2630m
Area: Valais
Walking Notes: Rotenboden, Gornergletscher, Rotenboden
Location: Taken on the moraine path leading to the Gornergletscher and the Monte Rosa Hut
Flower Notes: 3-8cm tall; no sterile rosettes, leaves oblong, fleshy, up to 0.5cm long, mostly tinged dark red; petals mostly 5, 2-4mm long, white to yellow-green. Scree, open grassland; stony, calciferous soils. 1500-2800m, flowering time 7-8. Not common.