Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2806

Forb
Winter annual

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon

Look for it on calcareous rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/White
4 sepals (usually)
4 petals (usually)
8 stamens (usually)

FRUIT:
Follicle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum pulchellum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop


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image of Sedum pulchellum, Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sepu_001_lvd

        

image of Sedum pulchellum, Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sedum_pulchellum_2_5

May        

Flowers crowded on 3-7 short divergent branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Sedum pulchellum, Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sedum_pulchellum_2_5b

May        

Sepals erect, distinct, light green, linear-lanceolate, unequal, per Flora of North America.

image of Sedum pulchellum, Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sedum_pulchellum_3

May        

Petals rose-colored to white, anthers dark red, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Sedum pulchellum, Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Rock Moss, Lime Stonecrop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sedum_pulchellum_3b

May        

Leaves of flower-bearing stems linear, sagittate-spurred (spurs clasping stem), per Weakley's Flora.