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Bruso, George H.
Penthorum sedoides L.
USDA Symbol: PESE6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Inconspicuous, greenish-yellow flowers clustered on one side of slender, diverging stalks.
The genus name is derived from the Greek pente (five) and horos (mark) and refers to the 5-parted pattern of the flower. This wildflower resembles members of the genus Sedum in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), hence the species and common names. However, Ditch Stonecrop lacks the succulent leaves of stonecrops.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: NB
, ON Native Distribution:
Manitoba east to New Brunswick, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to North Dakota. Native Habitat:
Ditches, streambanks, and wet places.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff