English: Stringy stonecrop; Gold moss stonecrop; Graveyard moss.
Chinese: Chui pen cao, = the herb that trails down the flowerpot.
Region: east Asia, eastern China, Japan, Korea, northern Thailand.
Habitat: shady places and rocks on slopes; elevations up to 1600 metres; moderately cold-hardy plant; succeeds in most soils, prefers a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position; drought tolerant; full sun conditions.
Content: alkaloids, sedine, sedamine; cyanogenic glycoside sarmentosiin.
Ecology: often specially targeted by slugs; immune to the predations of rabbits.
Use: food, edible leaves, young leaves and stems, raw or cooked, older leaves are also palatable, as a vegetable; medicine; cosmetic preparations; in green roof and green wall systems; ornamental, groundcover, planted at graves.
Herb: evergreen; perennial; mat-forming; 15 cm tall.
Stem: both sterile and blooming, creeping stems 10 to 25 cm long; rooting at the nodes.
Stem: arching, low-lying stems.
Leaves: succulent; evergreen.
Flowers: yellow; petals 5; blooming during summer.
Pollination: by insects.