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Sedum nanifolium (Dwarf stonecrop)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Sedum nanifolium

Sedum nanifolium Fröd.

Dwarf Stonecrop

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Synonym(s): Sedum parvum, Sedum parvum ssp. nanifolium, Sedum robertsianum

USDA Symbol: sena

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Groundcover suitable for dry rock gardens with limestone soils. The distinctive reddish stems and foliage add to this diminutive species' appeal.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Low, mat-forming plant, seldom more than 3 inches high.
Leaf: Green with red spots, becoming mostly red in full sun.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Del Norte Mountains in West Texas and Chihuahua, Coahuila and Nuevo Leon in Mexico.
Native Habitat: Limestone outcrops on western slopes of mountains at 4000-6500 feet.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Dry, rocky, limestone soils.


Use Ornamental: Dry rock garden plant.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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