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Penthorum sedoides

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Common Name:  Ditch Stonecrop

Part shade, wet to moderately wet moisture level, tolerates most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH.  2 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, yellowish green flowers, spreads slowly by seed but moderately rapid spread by rhizomes.

Germination Code: C(60), D   Low seed vigor.  Extremely small seed at 1,300,000 seeds per ounce.

Native Region: Statewide

Plants resemble members of the genus Sedum but the leaves are not succulent.  Inconspicuous flowers and red seed-heads.  Primarily a wetland plant in Tennessee.

Ditch Stonecrop - Penthorum sedoides
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Ditch Stonecrop - Penthorum sedoides 2
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
Ditch Stonecrop - Penthorum sedoides 3
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/