August 04, 2008

Succulent - Part II

I hiked up Ibex Ridge yesterday (the account of which will get its own posting once I get around to it). I found some succulents on the East-facing slope to add to my photographic collection of Yukon succulents.

Once again, I don't have a clue what this attractive little plant is, so I'm putting it out there for you to identify. Good luck!

Why do Yukon succulents always have so many colours in them?

It's too bad I didn't get a picture of this plant a week or two ago, when the flowers would have been in better shape.


Anonymous said...

It looks like a sedum?

Anonymous said...

It is indeed a sedum. It's called Roseroot or Latin name Sedum integrifolium. The young leaves were traditionally eaten raw or boiled as greens. The plants become bitter and fibrous in late summer. When you cut or bruise the rhizome, it gives off the fragrance of roses - thus its name.