Crassula fascicularis Lam.

Sweet-scented Crassula (Bot. Repos.)

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Crassula

Category: Shrub

Size: 8" tall


Several erect stems with terminal white to pale yellow flowers in clusters in spring. Leaves opposite in pairs.

From Bot. Repos. (Crassula odoratissima) The scent of this plant at night is so very powerful, that by many it may be deemed almost offensive, though by others it is considered as most agreeable... This is not a very showy plant, growing about a foot high, and flowers from March, till May or June. It is most easily propagated by cuttings, lives in the common greenhouse with very little care, and in almost any fort of earth.


Published in Encycl. (J. Lamarck et al.) 2: 171 in 1786.

Synonym Crassula odoratissima Andrews.

From Bot. Repos. (Crassula odoratissima) The Crassula Odoratissma is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, was introduced to our gardens about the year 1794, but did not flower till 1796.


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