Answer: I'm going to guess the plant you're looking for is a sedum (stonecrop). There are dozens of species, but the smaller-leaved kinds include Sedum brevifolium, S. album, and S. rubrotinctum (also called pork and beans). All like full sunshine and fast-draining soils. Sedum flowers are often inconspicuous and the leaves, stems or seeds will readily produce new plants. You might want to find a picture book of succulents at your local library and look up the plants I've mentioned. I'll bet you'll find the one you remember from your childhood!
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