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Sedum ternatum - Michx.

Common Name Woodland stonecrop or Wild stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 3-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Wooded ravines, partially shaded banks along rivers and streams, lightly shaded cliffs, and rocky wooded slopes. Found on slopes where there is little ground vegetation normally in or near woodlands.
Range Native to the eastern United States from Maine to Georgia and west from Michigan to Iowa and Arkansas.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Sedum ternatum Woodland stonecrop or Wild stonecrop


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Sedum ternatum Woodland stonecrop or Wild stonecrop
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sedum ternatum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 6in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. The flowers are pollinated by Bees, Insects.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

S. deficiens Donn. S. portulacoides Willd. S. ternatum var. minus Praeger

Habitats

Edible Uses

Leaves. Succulent young leaves [1-2].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Ground cover including semi-shade. A good rock gardens plant. Invertebrates shelter: beneficial for insects and other arthropods. Nectary: provides nectar or pollen for beneficial insects [1-2]. The flower nectar and pollen of stonecrops (Sedum spp.) attract various kinds of bees, including Andrena forbesii (Krombein et al., 1979). Less often, wasps and flies visit flowers of these plants. Insects that feed on the foliage of Wild Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum) include the Sedum Aphid (Aphis sedi) and the aphid Aphis acrita. The Eastern Chipmunk eats the roots of this plant (Wrazen & Svendsen, 1978).

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

The preference is partial sun to light shade, moist to dry-mesic conditions, and a loamy or rocky soil. Tolerates part shade and moist soils better than most other sedums. Bloom Time: April to May. Bloom Description: White. Flower: Showy. Attracts: Bees, Butterflies. Tolerates rabbit, deer, drought, air pollution.For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. Evergreen. The plant growth habit is a runner spreading indefinitely by rhizomes or stolons [1-2].

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Propagation

Division, Cuttings. Easy - divide or cut stems and lay on potting soil or place shallowly into the potting soil.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Three-leaved stone crop

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Not Listed.

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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