Sedum obtusatum ssp. boreale
The Stonecrops can add beauty and color to the most unlikely places. They are able to grow in the crevices of boulders, on sheer jagged rock faces, and on rock ledges with a thin layer of soil that is "locked" in place by mosses and lichens. Plants like Stonecrop that occupy inhospitable sites fill a special niche. They can thrive in places that few other plants can colonize successfully.
DISTRIBUTION: Uncommon on outcrops from the high Cascade Ranges to the Sierra Nevada; 1400-2000 m.