Yellow stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum) is a low, succulent plant with strikingly vivid yellow (sometimes tinged with red), star-shaped flowers. In Colorado, these flowers can be found in all life zones – plains, foothills, montane, subalpine and alpine. The plant commonly grows in gravelly areas and rock crevices, hence the name “stonecrop.”
The young leaves and shoots are edible, but get bitter when they get older. They are high in vitamins A and C.