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Wild Stonecrop


Scientific Name     

Sedum ternatum    Michx.

Family Name

Crassulaceae  (Stonecrop family)

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habitat

leaves

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form

flowers

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rocks, cliffs and woods

Plant Height:  

10-20 cm, scrambling, creeping stems; fibrous roots

Flower Color:  

white

Flower:  

complete; perfect; mostly with 4 petals; 4 sepals; sometimes 5 petals and 5 sepals; 1-1.5 cm wide; stamens typically twice as many as petals 

Inflorescence:  

solitary 

Fruit:  

follicular (resembles follicles); seeds numerous 

Leaves:  

opposite to whorled in 3s or 4s; entire; succulents; oblanceolate to nearly linear 

Bloom Time:  

May-June 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

plant likes to be cool and moist; attracts butterflies