ruthbancroftgarden: Sedum corynephyllum

ruthbancroftgarden:

Sedum corynephyllum

This unusual plant was originally given its own genus and named Corynephyllum viride, but was subsequently moved into Sedum and re-named Sedum corynephyllum. Its fat finger-like leaves make it look like a small Pachyphytum, but its flowers are quite unique, being surrounded by 5 highly inflated yellow or red-tinged sepals which look like jelly beans and almost hide the flowers from view. From east-central Mexico.

-Brian