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

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

        

image of Sedum pulchellum

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

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

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sedum_pulchellum_3b

May        

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