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common name for members of the Crassulaceae (also called orpine, or hen-and-chickens, family), a family of succulent, fleshy herbs and shrubs mostly inhabiting arid regions in many parts of the world. Among the larger genera are the S African genus Crassula and the genus Sedum with many species native to the United States, most abundantly in the West and Southwest. Members of this family are popular garden, rock-garden, and cemetery plants, e.g., frogplant, live-forever, garden orpine, houseleek, hen-and-chickens, and gold moss. These common names are not consistent: in usage the same name is often applied to different species, and different names to a single botanical species. The family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales.
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3239 Stonecrop Lane, $397,497.78 for new single-family residence with attached garage.
The three most resilient species used in the study-saxifrage pink, white stonecrop, and tasteless stonecrop-always produced more shoot biomass with increasing substrate depth, regardless of water availability.
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To learn from the survivors Skills I can only pray for, I come back year after year Like one of the outlanders Growing beside me - lover, Stonecrop, vetch, star thistle- The perennial common strangers Who thrive when the shade goes, Who cast a few small shadows, Who struggle in fading light, Who will die in a green darkness.
Toppled columns, each drum An epoch grown up with the same Stonecrop. The wild acanthus Copies a capital In green, supplying thorns To a site as reckless as sand Where visitors late in the day Erase this morning's footprints.
What does it do: Stonecrop contains several alkaloids, principally sedamine and sedanine.
Fortunately, many species of Sedum (stonecrop) and Sempervivum (houseleeks, hens and chicks) are amazingly cold-tolerant and can survive temperatures well below freezing.
The terrifying robbery spree began with what was believed to be the same offenders stealing a woman's handbag on the Stonecrop Estate and punching a man on Esk Street, both on Deckham, before heading to their first shop on nearby Balmoral Drive.
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Experts are sending the saltwater - equivalent to 32 million litres - from the River Conwy into the site for the first time since it was created more than 20 years ago, to eradicate the invading Swamp Stonecrop (or Crassula helmsii).
A European mountain ash, rowan tree or goldenrod for prudence; azalea for temperance; stonecrop or English moss for fortitude; black-eyed Susan for justice; violet for faith; flowering almond or snowdrop for hope; and, of course, roses for love.
This perennial, otherwise known as the ice plant or stonecrop, belongs to a family of sunlovers, and will create solid edging to a border, living happily even in poor soil.