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Marcus, Joseph A.
Sedum nuttallianum Raf.
USDA Symbol: senu
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
, TX Native Distribution:
S.w. MO, KS, AR, OK
& TX Native Habitat:
Among rocks of prairies, bluffs & slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
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.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0151
Collected May 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0799
Collected May 6, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike FoxNPSOT 0389
Collected May 14, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0177
Collected May 8, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-208
Collected 2008-06-24 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff