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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

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Max Patch, April 2004

Closeup of Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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