More frequently found around the coast than inland, English Stonecrop is a fleshy, wiry-stemmed little plant which is commonly found on dry banks, stone walls and shingle. It's a low, mat-forming, evergreen perennial which only reaches about 5cm high and has very pretty star-shaped flowers (12mm across) which have five petals – white above, pink below – which bloom from June to September. The flowers are borne in small cymes. Fleshy, cylindrical, alternate, grey-green leaves become red-tinged as the plant matures. This is a native plant and it belongs to the Crassulaceae family.
I first found this plant growing near Kilternan, Co Dublin in 1976 and I photographed it growing on an old bridge over the Slaney at Scarawalsh, Co Wexford in 2009.
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