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stone·crop

 (stōn′krŏp′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Sedum and other genera such as Hylotelephium that were formerly classified in Sedum, having fleshy leaves and variously colored flowers and frequently grown in rock gardens. Also called sedum.
2. Any of various similar plants of the family Crassulaceae.

[Middle English, from Old English stāncropp : stān, stone; see stone + cropp, cluster, sprout.]
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stonecrop

(ˈstəʊnˌkrɒp)
n
1. (Plants) any of various N temperate crassulaceous plants of the genus Sedum, having fleshy leaves and typically red, yellow, or white flowers
2. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants
[Old English: so named because it grows on rocks and walls]
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stone•crop

(ˈstoʊnˌkrɒp)

n.
1. any plant of the genus Sedum, esp. a mosslike herb, S. acre, having small, fleshy leaves and yellow flowers, frequently growing on rocks and walls.
2. any of various related plants.
[before 1000]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stonecrop - any of various northern temperate plants of the genus Sedum having fleshy leaves and red or yellow or white flowersstonecrop - any of various northern temperate plants of the genus Sedum having fleshy leaves and red or yellow or white flowers
genus Sedum - large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
sedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedum
Sedum acre, wall pepper - mossy European creeping sedum with yellow flowers; widely introduced as a ground cover
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stonecrop

[ˈstəʊnkrɒp] Nuva f de gato
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In the three months of the summer it only freezes every other day and every night, and then the snow begins to weep off on the southerly slopes, and a few ground-willows put out their woolly buds, a tiny stonecrop or so makes believe to blossom, beaches of fine gravel and rounded stones run down to the open sea, and polished boulders and streaked rocks lift up above the granulated snow.
However, there are many types of stonecrops perfect for covering ground.
"They pair well with lower plants," notes Hellman, "such as the dense heads of stonecrops (Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude') in a border."
"They pair well with lower plants," notes Andrew, "such as the dense heads of stonecrops (Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude') in a border."
Carpeting stonecrops, such as Sedum Ruby Glow and Vera Jameson, provide colour via purple-tinged succulent leaves and crimson flowerheads from mid-summer to autumn.
Expert tip: You can buy green roof mats made up of stonecrops or sedums, which are suitable for small buildings and those in hot spots, or you could go for those that are seeded with a wildflower mix that colonizes naturally.
The results showed that the stonecrops performed well under most conditions, although tasteless stonecrop was stunted by early drought.