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Sedum pulchellum (Widowscross)
Cressler, Alan

Sedum pulchellum

Sedum pulchellum Michx.


Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Synonym(s): Chetyson pulchella, Chetyson vigilimontis, Sedum vigilimontis

USDA Symbol: sepu

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , KS , KY , MO , MS , OK , TN , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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