OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY Penthoraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 091-02-001:
Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY Crassulaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum


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image of Penthorum sedoides, Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pese6_001_lvd

        

Sometimes included in the Saxifragaceae, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Penthorum sedoides, Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pese6_005_lvd

        

image of Penthorum sedoides, Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_penthorum_sedoides

July    Catawba County    NC

Terminal cymes 1-3" long bear secund rows of greenish flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Penthorum sedoides, Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum

JK Marlow    jkm170923_0567

September    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Note the angular carpels and their spreading beaks [pistils], per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Penthorum sedoides, Ditch Stonecrop, American Penthorum

JK Marlow    jkm170923_0569

September    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves narrow, lanceolate, with finely toothed margins. Not succulent, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY Penthoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY Crassulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 091-02-001:
Penthorum sedoides   FAMILY Crassulaceae

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

 

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2234

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on shores, drawdown areas, moist forests, floodplain forests, moist disturbed areas, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves sessile or short-petiolate
Margins serrate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual
5(-7) sepals
5(-7) inconspicuous petals or petals absent
10 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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