any fleshy plant belonging to the genus Sedum, of the stonecrop family, usually having small, overlapping leaves and yellow, white, or pink flowers.

1400–50; late Middle English cedum < Latin sedum houseleek Unabridged
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sedum (ˈsiːdəm)
stonecrop rose-root See also orpine any crassulaceous rock plant of the genus Sedum, having thick fleshy leaves and clusters of white, yellow, or pink flowers
[C15: from Latin: houseleek]

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The yellow flowered ground cover is a sedum of some sort.
Extensive roofs typically use sedum as the plant cover, are shallow and add a little additional roof weight.
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