Penthorum sedoides L.
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)
USDA Symbol: PESE6
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Penthorum sedoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penthorum sedoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penthorum sedoides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff