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Sedum ternatum

Sedum ternatum Michx.

woodland stonecrop, mountain stonecrop

Synonym(s): Clausenellia ternata
Sedum ternatum (Woodland Stonecrop)
Image ID: 18761
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SETE3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sedum ternatum
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-18

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SEDUM
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Sedum
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Stonecrop
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of perhaps 200 species, depending on circumscription. There is considerable controversy about the circumscription of the genus Sedum. Diamorpha is usually separated, but Thiede & Eggli (2007) include it in Sedum; the separation of Rhodiola and Hylotelephium have been more controversial, but Thiede & Eggli (2007) place these in separate tribes from Sedum s.s. Other segregates which would affect the species treated below have been proposed, such as Chetyson, Clausenellia, and Spathulata (see synonymy).
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Other species of Sedum are grown as ornamentals, especially in rock gardens; some are aggressive and rather weedy and can be expected eventually to become a naturalized part of our flora.
GENUS REFERENCES: Ohba in FNA (2009); Clausen (1975)=Z; Calie (1981)=Y; Thiede & Eggli in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). [also see Diamorpha, Hylotelephium, and Rhodiola]

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: CRASSU
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Crassulaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.P. de Candolle 1825
FAMILY COMMON: Stonecrop Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 34-35 genera and 1100-1410 species, succulent shrubs and herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but with centers of diversity in s. Africa and Mexico.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Moran in FNA (2009); Thiede & Eggli in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Mat-forming perennial with both prostrate and erect stems, found in moist forests, coves, bottomlands and on shaded rock outcrops.
STEMS: Nonflowering stems lie on ground but are turned up at the tip, where there is a rosette of whorled leaves; flowering stems erect; all stems fleshy and smooth.
LEAVES: Leaves alternate or in whorls of 3, oval to spoon-shaped with rounded tips, to 1 in. long, succulent and smooth.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Flowers in a 2- to 4-forked terminal cluster; white; about 1/2 in. wide; consisting of 4 (sometimes 5) spreading, narrowly lance-shaped petals, 4 (5) sepals, 8 stamens with red anthers and a 4-parted ovary.
FRUITS: Fruit a small cluster of 4 erect-spreading, beaked capsules.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 3-6 in.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Whorled
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Evergreen

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Radial (Actinomorphic)
BLOOM TIME: April-June
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: White
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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FRUITING PERIOD: May-Jul.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bottomlands, Moist forests, Outcrops and glades
NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Woodland stonecrop has 3-branched sprays of starry white flowers in late spring. Many pollinating insects are attracted to the nectar they produce. In the wild, it often grows in well-drained soil in deciduous woods and along stream banks. This perennial thrives best when it is planted on a slope. The foliage is evergreen. This adaptable southeastern native perennial makes an ideal groundcover for the shade garden. Try planting it on rocky outcrops or as an edging. It is especially pretty when it trails over rocks.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
106 2012-0079 2012-11-13 107 View
2127 1986-1931 View
2891 1987-0420 View
3349 1990-0220 View
5568 1995-0692 View
8052 2004-0060 2004-09-09 View
9237 2007-0427 2020-05-08 1959 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
107 HORT 2012-04-01 Liloia View
1959 HORT 2007-10-22 MacIntyre View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
182 106 18 Liloia 2012-08-16 View
183 106 15 Liloia 2012-06-19 View
184 106 19 Liloia 2012-06-19 View
3600 2127 80 NCBG staff 1986-12-31 View
4800 2891 8 NCBG staff 1978-10-24 View
5574 3349 142 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
5575 3349 9 NCBG staff 1989-11-11 View
5576 3349 27 NCBG staff 1989-11-20 View
8082 5568 204 NCBG staff 1993-01-01 View
11312 8052 187 NCBG staff 2006-02-28 View
11313 8052 132 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
11314 8052 71 NCBG staff 2007-02-02 View
11315 8052 80 NCBG staff 2007-02-02 View
11316 8052 27 NCBG staff 2003-11-05 View
12353 9237 166 MacIntyre 2007-10-22 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SETE3
USDA Common Name: Woodland Stonecrop
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV), CAN (ON)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sedum ternatum
COMMON NAME: Mountain Stonecrop
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, Il, K, Pa, RAB, S, Va, W, WV, Y, Z; = Clausenellia ternata (Linnaeus) A. & D. Lve]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-Jun; May-Jul.
HABITAT: Moist forests, coves, bottomlands, shaded rock outcrops.
COMMENTS: NJ west to IA and AR, south to nw. GA and AL.
RANGE MAP: Sedum ternatum.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Crassulaceae A.P. de Candolle 1825 (Stonecrop Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 34-35 genera and 1100-1410 species, succulent shrubs and herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but with centers of diversity in s. Africa and Mexico.
REFERENCE: Moran in FNA (2009); Thiede & Eggli in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Sedum L. (Stonecrop)
SUMMARY: A genus of perhaps 200 species, depending on circumscription. There is considerable controversy about the circumscription of the genus Sedum. Diamorpha is usually separated, but Thiede & Eggli (2007) include it in Sedum; the separation of Rhodiola and Hylotelephium have been more controversial, but Thiede & Eggli (2007) place these in separate tribes from Sedum s.s. Other segregates which would affect the species treated below have been proposed, such as Chetyson, Clausenellia, and Spathulata (see synonymy).
REFERENCE: Ohba in FNA (2009); Clausen (1975)=Z; Calie (1981)=Y; Thiede & Eggli in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). [also see Diamorpha, Hylotelephium, and Rhodiola]

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Sedum ternatum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Sedum ternatum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Sedum ternatum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Sedum ternatum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Sedum ternatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sedum ternatum

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 18761
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 18761

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