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stonecrop, common name for members of the Crassulaceae (also called orpine, or hen-and-chickens, family), a family of succulent, fleshy herbs and shrubs mostly inhabiting arid regions in many parts of the world. Among the larger genera are the S African genus Crassula and the genus Sedum with many species native to the United States, most abundantly in the West and Southwest. Members of this family are popular garden, rock-garden, and cemetery plants, e.g., frogplant, live-forever, garden orpine, houseleek, hen-and-chickens, and gold moss. These common names are not consistent: in usage the same name is often applied to different species, and different names to a single botanical species. The family is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales.

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stone·crop / ˈstōnˌkräp/ • n. a small fleshy-leaved plant (genus Sedum, family Crassulaceae) that typically has star-shaped yellow or white flowers and grows among rocks or on walls.

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stonecrop Any plant of the genus Sedum of the family Crassulaceae, especially creeping sedum (S. acre), a succulent, low-growing plant of European origin with pungent, fleshy leaves and yellow flowers found in rocky areas.

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stonecrop (Sedum) See CRASSULACEAE.

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