Broad-leaf stonecrop is a very attractive rock garden plant which is hardy in wet gardens (given sufficient drainage) on the west side of the Cascades. It has wide, smooth-surfaced and glaucous leaves and yellow, star-shaped flowers. The plants are usually low to the ground, but may range as high as 30 cm. The fleshy leaves are alternate and 10-20 mm long and 4-10 mm wide. The leaves are spatulate-oblanceolate or obovate-spatulate in shape and flattened but still succulent. On sterile shoots, the leaves may form rosettes.
The flowers are in cymes, with 5 yellow petals, which may sometimes be pinkish in color. The petals range from 7-10 mm in length and are narrowly oblong-lanceolate in shape with acute to slightly acuminate tips. The stamens are shorter than the petals. Sedum oreganum is very similar in appearance, but has flowers that have longer and wider petals (over 10 mm long and 2-3 mm wide).
Broad-leaf stonecrop is a plant of ledges and cliffs at the coast, in the foothills, or in the Columbia River Gorge. It may also be found in gravelly areas within those areas.
Broad-leaf stonecrop may be found the Pacific coast to the foothills of the Cascade Mts. from southern British Columbia south to the Sierra Nevada of California.
In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations of 100'-3000' from east of Troutdale, OR east to near Mosier, OR.