Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1355

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, coves, bottomlands, shaded rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Follicle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 091-01-005:
Sedum ternatum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

 

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


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image of Sedum ternatum

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

        

image of Sedum ternatum

JK Marlow    jkm110416_888

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Sedum ternatum

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

Tim Spira    tpssternatum

April        

image of Sedum ternatum

JK Marlow    jkm0405j_22

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Sedum ternatum

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.

image of Sedum ternatum

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.