OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 091-01-001:
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop


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Keith Bradley    kab_sedum_pusillum_3194

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Keith Bradley    kab_sedum_pusillum_3209

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Each flower subtended by a leafy bract, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Keith Bradley    kab_sedum_pusillum_3287

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Will Stuart    wil_2357964476_026194ec9e

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

It will be green in full shade, but takes on color anywhere it gets more sun. — Will Stuart

image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Will Stuart    wil_8615228746_cb9c7aef9e

April    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

This rare succulent resembles the ubiquitous Diamorphii smallii, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.


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image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspusillum_far2

May    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspusillum_far3

May    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Found on granite outcrops in shallow soil & partial shade, oft under cedar, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Sedum pusillum, Puck's Orpine, Granite Stonecrop

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspusillum_fruitfar

May?    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Lvs fleshy, alternate, in spirals, blue-green or sometimes reddish in sun, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 091-01-001:
Sedum pusillum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1350

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: In very thin soil (generally less than of vernally wet depressions on granite flatrocks, often in mats of the moss Hedwigia ciliata, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
4 sepals
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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