Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium (Sedum purpureum; S. telephium) live forever Crassulaceae SEPU*; Bx, pb, Q, iw; R;

 

Sedum purpureum.Dan Perlman.www.bio.brandeis.edu

Sedum purpureum.Dan Perlman.www.bio.brandeis.edu. (Accessed 4/2014).

Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium is a perennial herb, colonial from tuberous, white roots, stems pale, waxy green, branched, ringed by old leaf scars. 

Leaves opposite or alternate, succulent, to 8 x 3 cm, becoming smaller upwards, dull, pale, waxy green, elliptic, tip blunt, base tapered to stem, no stalk, margin coarsely blunt-toothed to entire. 

Flowers deep pink, inflorescence branched, seldom sets seed; blooming June-July. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequently escaped. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Disturbed, open areas, probably from garden waste.