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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum pulchellum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

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

Sedum pulchellum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Sedum pulchellum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Sedum pulchellum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Sedum vigilimontis

 

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        

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 (Duncan & Duncan, 1999).

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

Dan Whitten    sdw_050518_s_pulchellum1

May    Madison County    AL

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

Dan Whitten    sdw_050518_s_pulchellum2

May    Madison County    AL

Flowers crowded on 3-7 short divergent branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

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

Dan Whitten    sdw_050518_s_pulchellum3

May    Madison County    AL

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

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sedum pulchellum   FAMILY Crassulaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sedum pulchellum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sedum pulchellum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sedum vigilimontis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2806

Forb
Winter annual

Habitat: calcareous rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

Native to Georgia

Uncommon

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer?
Follicle

 

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