Sedum nuttallianum Raf.
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)
USDA Symbol: senu
Yellow stonecrop is a low, smooth, clumpy, mat-forming annual, 2-4 in. tall. Small, yellow flowers with five sharp-pointed petals are in clusters along the horizontal branches. Both branches and the small leaves are succulent. Mats range from several inches to several feet in diameter.
This is an excellent species to use as a cover plant or scattered between rocks or stones.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AR , KS , LA , MO , OK , TX
Native Distribution: S.w. MO, KS, AR, OK & TX
Native Habitat: Among rocks of prairies, bluffs & slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Deep, sandy or clay soils, especially limestone, sandstone or granite.
Conditions Comments: Excellent when used as a cover plant or scattered between rocks or stones.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Ground cover, Rock gardens, Attractive
Nectar Source: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0799 Collected May 6, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0389 Collected May 14, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0177 Collected May 8, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0151 Collected May 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-208 Collected 2008-06-24 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sedum nuttallianum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sedum nuttallianum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sedum nuttallianum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff