Sedum Cauticola

Sedum cauticola
Sedum Cauticola

A Flower a Day today is actually a spray of flowers for the day, in this lovely sprig of tiny Sedum blooms. This plant grows beside our house, in a shady area, next to some giant hostas just behind the lilac bush, beneath the honeysuckle, near the Solomon’s Seal and this side of the dahlia bed. In case you wonder, I am describing the location and surroundings so that you and I can almost feel ourselves back in the summer, surrounded by the sight and smell of flowers everywhere we look. These little flowers and buds have such beautiful little spiky petals with pale bases and they are beloved of bees and flies, particularly late in the season when pickings can be lean for them. I hope you were briefly brought into a memory of a warm late summer afternoon with this photograph and that it warmed your hearts and your day. And today you also get a bonus Sedum photograph below. πŸ˜€

Sedum Cauticola
Sedum cauticola

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4 Responses

  1. A hardy plant from Japan, the name ‘coaticula’ means cliff growing…and so it that this plant is happy growing in among rocks. This is often where we find sedum and I have always loved the varieties of sedum that contribute their special character to growing in places often disdained by other plants. So, when a sedum produces a flower or grouping of them, I consider it a bonus that adds colour to the beautiful texture that I more closely associate with these plants. Thanks for giving us a PFD times two today, Ellie… a bonus in any sense of the word.

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    1. Thanks as always for your comment and observations, Janet. I understand that the name Sedum has been changed some time ago (and this one, I believe is native to North America, though honestly I am not certain about that) but I find the new name hard to remember so stick with this one. I am also unsure why the name would have been changed so late in its life! However there is little point in questioning this as we probably won’t get an answer, so we might as well not worry about it, but just enjoy these, whatever the name… As they say…. as rose is still a rose…

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  2. Thank you very much Ellie they are sweet little flowers I love this star shape of the petals and the different colors on it. Then the little bouquet is very nice.

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