(From crassus, thick; so named from the thickness of its leaves). Called also faba crassa, faba inversa, sedum telephium, fabaria, anacampseros maxima, cotyledum alterum, scrofularia media vel tertia, acetabulum alterum. Common orpine, or live long. The sort used in medicine is the sedum telephium Lin. Sp. Pi. 616.

It is a plant with unbranched stalks, clothed with thick, fleshy, oval leaves, but producing no leaves immediately from the root: the flowers stand in form of umbels on the top of the stalk, and are followed each by three, or four, or six, pods full of small seeds: the root is irregular and knobby. It is indigenous in England, and perennial.

Common orpine, with the leaves slightly or not at all serrated, grows in hedges and shady grounds, hath reddish or whitish pentapetalous flowers. The leaves are cooling, but their power seems too inconsiderable for a place in practice. They are applied to inflamed haemorrhoids, and sometimes to paronychias.

Crassula minor. See Sedum.