OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Sedum ternatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Sedum ternatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 091-01-005:

Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Sedum ternatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop


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image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sete3_001_lvd

        

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

JK Marlow    jkm110416_888

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1546

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

Keith Bradley    kab_sedum_ternatum_1505

April    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

Keith Bradley    kab_sedum_ternatum_1536

April    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

Keith Bradley    kab_sedum_ternatum_1558

April    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sedum_ternatum_8

April        

Petals elliptic-lanceolate; filaments white; anthers red or purple, per Flora of North America.

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

Tim Spira    tpssternatum

April        

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

JK Marlow    jkm0405j_22

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

JK Marlow    jkm080504_018

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Flowers crowded on branch's upper side, with spreading petals & dark anthers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

JK Marlow    jkm100626_150

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves in whorls of 3, rarely 2 or 4 or decussate, per Flora of North America.

image of Sedum ternatum, Mountain Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop, Three-leaf Stonecrop

JK Marlow    jkm190913_1417

September    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Sedum ternatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sedum ternatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 091-01-005:
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sedum ternatum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1355

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Moist forests, coves, bottomlands, shaded rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, common in NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
4(-6) sepals
4(-6) petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Follicle

 

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