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Penthorum sedoides (Ditch stonecrop)
Bruso, George H.

Penthorum sedoides

Penthorum sedoides L.

Ditch stonecrop

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Synonym(s):

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , 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 Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Penthorum sedoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penthorum sedoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penthorum sedoides

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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