Hylotelephium telephium (L.) H. Ohba
Synonym: Sedum telephium
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

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.


Alcona County
Allegan County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Emmet County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Marquette County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=877.