Sedum oreganum – laguw wes sa kaxəlaga (Kwak’wala)
Small rosettes of succulent foliage that turn a striking burgundy in the fall. Yellow flowers dance atop the foliage in mid-summer, attracting butterflies. Useful as a sturdy ground cover or rock garden plant. Great for containers. Hard to kill!
Height: up to 15 cm.
Other Uses: Y
Soil: dry, rocky, well-drained soil
Watering: drought tolerant once established. Do not overwater
Sun: full sun to light shade
Usually found at: rocky habitats
Pollinators & wildlife: butterflies & hummingbirds
Ornamental: produces abundant yellow wildflowers
Leaves: leaves change colour during summer, round
Flowers: yellow wildflowers with lance-shaped petals, stried with a red mid-vein
First Nations uses: Oregon Stonecrop, and related species, are used traditionally as food and medicine.
Note: Native plant sales are pick-up only at Suwa’lkh School (1432 Brunette Ave in Coquitlam). Email suwa’email@example.com for more information.