The Houseleek (Sempervivum grandiflorum) belongs to Crassulaceae (the Orpine family). It is a perennial herb that is native to southern Switzerland and northern Italy. This herb is a hardy, small succulent with rosettes up to 5 cm in diameter. Leaves are green, tipped with red, glandular-hairy and very resinous being almost sticky to the touch. Flowering stem is up to 20 cm tall. Flowers are 3 cm aross, yellow to greenish-yellow, purplish at the base.