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Sedum telephium of Michigan Flora.
A variable and hardy Eurasian species, commonly cultivated, especially in the past, and long-persisting around old homesites, sometimes spreading to shores, roadsides, railroads, clearings, and other disturbed ground, even invading forests and swamps. First collected in 1868 in Washtenaw Co.
The tuberous perennial roots are thick, sometimes the size of a carrot (but white). Our plants are sometimes segregated as Hylotelephium purpureum (L.) Holub or H. telephium subsp. purpureum (L.) Schinz & R. Keller. Collections mapped from Benzie, Bay, Crawford, Huron, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, and Marquette Cos. are vegetative. The pink to purplish-red-flowered Hylotelephium spectabile (Boreau) H. Ohba is also cultivated, and may escape. It differs in having the stamens distinctly longer than the petals and sepals.