Mossy stonecrop is a matted plant, spreading widely but never getting higher than about five inches. It is a dazzle in bloom, deserving of the sometimes name of gold moss. Mossy stonecrop is used as a ground cover, particularly in rock gardens. Native in Europe, it is naturalized in Japan, New Zealand and CO, CT, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, GL, and SPM. Lenawee Co MI, 6/15/11. Stonecrop family, Crassulaceae.