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Sedum ternatum

Mountain Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop, Woodland Stonecrop

Scientific Name:

Sedum ternatum

Genus:

Sedum

Species Epithet:

ternatum

Common Name:

Mountain Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop, Woodland Stonecrop

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, coves, bottomlands, shaded rock outcrops. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

Lady Bird Johnson WIldflower Center - " The succulent, light-green leaves are arranged alternately or in whorls of three. Flowers are white with five, pointed petals and occur in a three-branched terminal clusters"

especially favors limestone soils

In Bloom

image

Max Patch, April 2004

Closeup of Blooms

image

The leaves are round in shape with tapering bases and grow in whorls of 3 or alternate on the stems.

garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Sedum ternatum. You will likely hear them called Mountain Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop, Woodland Stonecrop. This picture shows the The leaves are round in shape with tapering bases and grow in whorls of 3 or alternate on the stems. of Sedum ternatum

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Flora of North America



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