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Sedum stenopetalum - Pursh.

Common Name Wormleaf Stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although not poisonous, if large quantities of this plant are eaten it can cause a stomach upset[62, 85].
Habitats Open rocky slopes and bluffs, rock crevices, in gravel and talus, also in grassland and sagebrush desert, usually in well-drained very dry places and often in ponderosa pine forests[83].
Range Western N. America - South Dakota to Alberta, Nebraska, Oregon and California.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Sedum stenopetalum Wormleaf Stonecrop


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Sedum stenopetalum Wormleaf Stonecrop
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sedum stenopetalum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Sedum douglasii. basionym of: Amerosedum stenopetalum

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked. Best used when young[85].

Medicinal Uses

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An infusion of the whole plant has been used in the treatment of venereal diseases[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[188] but prefers a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[200]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[200], they grow well in dry soils and can be grown on a wall[200]. Plants are viviparous, producing bulbils in their leaf axils at flowering time[83, 200]. All members of this genus are said to have edible leaves, though those species, such as this one, that have yellow flowers can cause stomach upsets if they are eaten in quantity[62, 85]. Plants in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If sufficient growth is made, it is possible to plant them out during the summer, otherwise keep them in a cold-frame or greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year[K]. Division is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though is probably best done in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Bulbils harvested in late summer and planted out immediately.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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petrli   Tue Sep 23 2008

SEDUM- rozchodniky Databse , foto

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rozchodniky - stonecrops

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